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Data Science Open seminar series: Professor Sofia Olhede, University Colleg...

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The Data Science Campus (DSC) invites you to join the Data Science Open seminar entitled Data Science and Statistics by Professor Sofia Olhede from University College London (UCL). This seminar will take place on Tuesday 28 November 2017, between 12:30pm and 1:30pm at the DSC lecture theatre in Newport and via Skype for Business meeting.

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Sofia OlhedeRecent years have seen an increase in interest in the rapidly changing new field of Data Science. Data Science has a strong overlap with statistics, yet there are also some strong distinctions. Questions of ethics and data governance have started to fuel international debate, especially relating to automated decision making. The technical tools and techniques to analyse data also need to be scaled up, and used for forms of data that previously were not as ubiquitous: unstructured data, relational data and multimodel data. This talk gives an overview perspective on these developments, and shows some tools developed by Sofia Olhede’s research group to study social media data.

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Sofia Olhede is a professor of Statistics, an honorary professor of Computer Science and a senior research associate of Mathematics at University College London (UCL).

She joined UCL in 2007, before which she was a senior lecturer of statistics (associate professor) at Imperial College London (2006-2007), a lecturer of statistics (assistant professor) (2002-2006), where she also completed her PhD in 2003 and MSci in 2000.

She has held three research fellowships while at UCL: UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Springboard fellowship as well as a five-year Leadership fellowship, and now holds a European Research Council Consolidator fellowship.

Sofia has contributed to the study of stochastic processes; time series, random fields and networks. She is on the ICMS Programme Committee since September 2008, a member of the London Mathematical Society Research Meetings Committee, a member of the London Mathematical Society Research Policy Committee, and an associate Editor for Transactions in Mathematics and its Applications. Sofia has also been a member of the Royal Society and British Academy Data Governance Working Group, and the Royal Society working group on machine learning.

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