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December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

Kalev Leetaru
Founder, GDELT Project (


Dr. Kalev H. Leetaru founded and leads the GDELT Project, which monitors the world’s broadcast, print, and web news media in over 150 languages in realtime and identifies the events, narratives and emotions driving global society, creating a free open platform for computing on the entire world. One of Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013, he is a senior fellow at the Auburn University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and a past council member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government. He was previously a fellow and adjunct faculty in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. His work focuses on how innovative applications of the world’s largest datasets, computing platforms, algorithms and mindsets can reimagine the way we understand and interact with our global world.


11:00am–11:40am Thursday, 12/03/2015
Hadoop & Beyond
Location: 328-329 Level: Intermediate
Felipe Hoffa (Google), Kalev Leetaru (GDELT Project (
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The GDELT Project is a real-time open data global graph over human society, inventorying the world’s events, emotions, and narratives in 65 languages, used by organizations from the UN to Wall Street. Google BigQuery enables real-time querying and whole-of-data analysis of GDELT, such as exploring the cycles of world history through mass cross-correlation. Read more.