California Conversations: Gladys Kong
March 2, 2017 – Sophia Stuart – A fine mesh of signal data, from millions of unique mobile devices, gives a remarkably accurate portrayal of global citizens and their decisions, movement and intent. Privacy concerns aside, the evolution of big data and machine intelligence is having a real world effect on how cities are being built for the next century.
I met with Gladys Kong, CEO of UberMedia, a data and technology company in Pasadena, California, to learn how her postgraduate research on a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funded project, piqued her interest in the potential of data science.
Kong has recently returned from trips to Beijing and Shenzhen, meeting with technology companies who are looking to draw on UberMedia’s 270 million unique mobile device outputs to make better business decisions.
Born in Hong Kong, and educated in the USA since high school, Gladys Kong is a renowned mobile technology and data solutions expert. She has a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology (aka: Caltech where The Big Bang Theory is set) and an M.S degree in Computer Science from UCLA.
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