The Martin Hilbert talk is on big data and its role in our future world. The speaker currently works as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis in the Department of Communication as well as an External Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in their School of Communications and at Adolfo Ibanez University in Complex Systems Engineering. His multidisciplinary research focuses on how communication, information and knowledge influences economic, political, psychological and social development.
As mentioned in the Martin Hilbert talk, he previously gained experience from 2005 to 2013 as an Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations. He also acted as a Provost Research Fellow at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication. His research on a number of topics have appeared in a variety of respected peer-reviewed academic journals.