Author Archives: Sabine Kurjo McNeill

About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space

WOMEN in DATA @ the ODI: Big Brother is still watching but…

Women in Data is one of the many Meetup groups I joined. Their first event took place at the Open Data Institute with two magnificent presentations: Jeni Tennison, the Technical Director of the Open Data Institute showed us how the … Continue reading

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IRONS in the Funding Fire – the Constant Process of Refinement and Wonderment

Innocentive is an interesting platform that brings together problem seekers with problem solvers. I’m currently working on the challenge presented by NASA: to measure intracranial pressure on ground and in flight. Hence I am suggesting to use my software to compare … Continue reading

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I’VE TURNED the Mathematical Curse of Dimensionality into the Software Solution of Layering Complex Data

When I started my odyssey of ‘re-visiting mathematics through the eyes of a mature programmer’, I used Microsoft Encarta as a reference library. It did not contain the words ‘dimensional’ or ‘dimensionality’. Wikipedia, however, which has given us an unsurpassed … Continue reading

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LET’S SPEAK Business Language

What a ‘valley of death’ or ‘cultural gap’ between the academic and the business world! And thus I tried to say it in business speak on this site. I guess the Universe wants me to do more in my social life … Continue reading

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CONTRIBUTING to IBM’s Smarter Planet Concept

Instrumented – Interconnected – Intelligent: that’s what IBM’s Smarter Planet is about. SmartCamps are their way of making it happen. Well, my 3 innovative software methods certainly need to contribute to that notion! Hence I recorded a little video, a … Continue reading

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MIGHT I become a TED Fellow and give the talk of my life for 18 minutes?

Anybody vaguely interested in computing will have heard about TED talks [Technology, Entertainment, Design]. I recently met a  TED Fellow at a meeting of Women in Technology who said that applications for TED Fellows have opened. And thus I filled in … Continue reading

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85% of 569 business executives and IT leaders report obstacles in managing and analysing data

This is one of the results that Global Survey: The Business Impact of Big Data produced. It’s not surprising. In the survey’s definition, “Big Data” comprises – in descending order of sources: email Word documents spreadsheets customer databases presentations online … Continue reading

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MOBILE Image Explorer – for the Crowd to Fund and become First Time Users

The SME Innovation Alliance (SMEIA) knows full well that neither funding SMEs nor protecting their IP works. But who cares when people are ‘just doing their job’, while waiting for their pension and the finance industry is ‘self-regulating’? Well, internet … Continue reading

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Data Centre Technologies Academy: a Glimpse into the Future

I could report about every event I’m attending. But who would be interested? Who cares about how I try to sell my IP? I was excluded from the London Technology Network (LNTN) because one could not possibly be interested in … Continue reading

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More success with crowdfunding than the Technology Strategy Board?

My frustration with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has boiled over after attending the last workshop: sooo much effort for so many people and eventually 10 projects may get £60,000… While I have my application for a Mobile Image Explorer … Continue reading

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