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Data Science Research Day 2016

EPSRC CDT in Data Science

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 from 09:45 to 18:00 (BST)

Data Science Research Day 2016

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Type End Quantity
Industry Attendee Ended Free  
Public Sector Attendee Ended Free  
University of Edinburgh Academic Ended Free  
University of Edinburgh Student Ended Free  

Event Details


Data Science Research Day 2016

Date: Wednesday 12th October 2016

Time: 9.45 am - 4.30 pm, followed by a reception (until 6.00 pm)

Location: Ground Floor, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh

We’d like to invite you to join us for our annual Data Science event in Edinburgh where you'll be able to meet our staff, students and partner organisations

The main purpose of the day is to meet people working within the data science community and identify new collaborative opportunities.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please get in touch:


 9.45 am

 Registration with Refreshments

 10.30 am

 Welcome and Introductions
 - Charles Sutton, Director of CDT in Data Science

 10.45 am

 Opportunities for Industry & Public Sector Partners
 - David Richardson, Director of Partnerships

 11.00 am

 Strategic Initiatives within Data Science at Edinburgh
 - Jon Oberlander, Assistant Principal for Data Technology

 11.30 am

 The Student's Perspective
 - Presentation from the CDT Students

 11.40 am

 Student Pitches
 - 2 minute pitches from the CDT Students

 12.00 pm

 Financial Times : Three Unexpected Uses of Data Science 

 - Aida Rodriguez, Lead Data Scientist, Financial Times

 12.30 pm

 Buffet Lunch, Posters, Pod Demos & Networking

 2.00 pm

 The Walt Disney Company : The importance of Data 

 - Peter Wolstencroft, Senior Business Intelligence Manager

- Bruno Gagliardo, Lead Data Scientist

 2.30 pm

 BBC News Labs : Data Science within multi-media monitoring 

 - Susanne Weber, Language Technology Producer

 3.00 pm

 Networking with Refreshments

 3.45 pm

 Panel Discussion - Data Science Challenges and Opportunities
- Panels members include: Bloomberg, JustEat, STV

 4.30 pm

 Drinks and Networking

 6.00 pm

 Event Closes

Limited spaces were  available for those interesting in bringing a poster or laptop demo - these are now filled!


Thanks to our sponsors:


Do you have questions about Data Science Research Day 2016? Contact EPSRC CDT in Data Science

When & Where

Informatics Forum
University of Edinburgh
10 Crichton Street
EH8 9AB Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 from 09:45 to 18:00 (BST)

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EPSRC CDT in Data Science

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Science, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, will train a new generation of data scientists, comprising 50 PhDs over five intake years, with the technical skills and interdisciplinary awareness necessary to become R&D leaders in this emerging area.

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