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The Symposium

The MDataGov Symposium is an annual event which gives former, current and prospective MDataGov students the opportunity to showcase data science research and projects conducted within Government, and to network.

MDataGov students engage in a wide variety of data science and analytics projects utilising tools like distributed computing platforms, natural language processing, machine learning and advanced statistical modelling.

The Symposium will host presentations and discussions on the Government’s data science challenges that students on the courses have applied their new-found skills to, highlighting the value that these skills bring in working for the public good.

Confirmed talks cover such diverse subjects as applied NLP and topic modelling, Data Science on distributed platforms/PySpark, and our plenary session will be attended by Prof. Jackie Carter, Professor in Statistical Literacy of the University of Manchester.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with programme directors from the three MDataGov providers (University College London, University of Southampton and Oxford Brookes University) and with a team from the ONS Data Science Campus.

Want to present? Submit an abstract (just a few sentences and a title, max. 150 words) to MDataGovSymposium@ons.gov.uk by 22nd February. Talks can be on anything you’ve learned or anything you’ve worked on using those skills!

The best presentation by popular vote will win a prize of £200 worth of data science and analytics books!

Specifics

A full programme of the day will be posted here near the time.

Attendance is free. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Information on dietary requirements will be collected in advance of the event.

The MDataGov Symposium is organised by students and funded by the ONS Data Science Campus - we look forward to seeing you in the Symposium!

The MDataGov Symposium Organising Committee (Anthony Fitzroy, Wei (Tony) Guo, Martin Wood, Harrison Davies and Solange Correa-Onel)


Date & Time

27th March 2019, 09:00 (registration & networking), 10.00 (first talk) - 16.00 (end of final talk) Please arrive in plenty of time to register and chat!


Location

The Federation Coop, Federation House, 2 Federation St, Manchester, M4 4BF

http://www.thefederation.coop/

About 100 m from Manchester Victoria Train Station and about 1 km from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.


Contact Information

MDataGovSymposium@ons.gov.uk


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The new MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) is a collaborative project between the ONS Data Science Campus, the ONS Learning Academy and academic partners across UK launched in October 2017. The programme aims to build data science capability across government by equipping civil servants with a key set of skills required from a modern government data analyst. The MDataGov Symposium is an opportunity for former, current and prospective MDataGov students across UK to show how data analytics skills are helping them bring new insights to challenges faced by government. More information at https://datasciencecampus.ons.gov.uk/capability/msc-in-data-analytics-for-government/


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