Data Science Research Day 2015

14 Oct 2015

A collaborative and networking event between the CDT in Data Science's students, supervisors, partners, and other students studying data science within the Schools of Informatics and Mathematics. There will be opportunities to discuss data science challenges with our staff, students and partner organisations, as well as hear about their current research directions.


Date: Wednesday 14th October 2015
Time: 10.00 am - 4.30 pm, followed by a reception (until 6.00 pm)
Location: Ground Floor, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh


Attendance is via invitation only. Please contact datascience-community[a] for further details.


  9:45am     Registration with refreshments

10:30am     Welcome and introductions

                   Chris Williams, Director of the CDT in Data Science

10:45am     What we've learned from the First Year

                   Charles Sutton, Deputy Director of the CDT in Data Science

11:00am     The student perspective

                   Sorcha Gilroy & Theo Pavlakou, 2014 Intake for the CDT in Data Science

11:10am     Opportunities for partners to benefit from the CDT in Data Science

                   Nigel Goddard, Director for Partnerships for the CDT in Data Science

11:25am     What makes a good collaboration, an industry perspective

                   Gary Kazantsev, R&D Machine Learning Group, Bloomberg

11:40am     CDT student project presentations

12:15pm     Buffet Lunch with Demo Pods and Networking

  2:00pm     Keynote from Amazon

                   Cedric Archambeau, Manager, Machine Learning Science, Amazon

  2:30pm     Keynote from Tesco Bank and dunnhumby

                   Karl Bedlow, MD, Insurance, Tesco Bank
                   Adam Hornsby, Data Scientist, dunnhumby

  3:00pm     Networking with Refreshments and Demos

  3:30pm     Panel Session : Opportunities in Data Science

                   Cedric Archambeau, Machine Learning Science, Amazon
                   Bryan Dove, SVP Engineering, Skyscanner
                   Steve Plunkett, CTO, Broadcast Media, Ericsson
                   Mike Dewar, Data Scientist, New York Times Labs
                   Nigel Goddard (Moderator), School of Informatics

  4:30pm     Closing remarks

  4:45pm     Drinks and Networking Reception

  6:00pm      Event closes