Data Rescued Us!
Mar
9
3:30 pm15:30

Data Rescued Us!

Nowadays, because of stiff market competition, organizations’ tendency to customer orientation and customer relationship management has turned into certain complexities. According to previous studies, it has been estimated that the cost of attracting new customers will be five times more than the costs of the maintenance of existing customers.

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ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
Mar
10
to 14 Mar

ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval

  • Technology Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Online information influences every aspect of our lives: work, leisure and learning. As information systems become more embedded in our day-to-day experiences, it becomes increasingly important to understand how people interact with information and the consequences of those interactions.

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SOCIB New API: Download, Access, Manipulate and Visualize SOCIB Multiplatform Oceanographic Observing System Data
Mar
11
3:30 pm15:30

SOCIB New API: Download, Access, Manipulate and Visualize SOCIB Multiplatform Oceanographic Observing System Data

SOCIB focuses on scientific excellence with relevance and impact on society, leading a new era of ocean observation; science with and for society. In line with this mission, SOCIB has released recently its new API, a tool that aims to strengthen the dissemination of its data toward third parties with common ocean data interests.

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Go Figure! Understanding Inequality Through Digital Data
Mar
13
11:30 am11:30

Go Figure! Understanding Inequality Through Digital Data

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Training Course

Free Event

Registration open soon

The University of Edinburgh Q-Step Centre is pleased to invite school pupils who are in S5/S6 and who are studying Higher or Advanced Higher in Maths, Geography, Modern Studies or related social subject to a social statistics data analysis masterclass focusing on inequality in Scotland and beyond. Teachers are also welcome!

Programme: this afternoon session on statistical literacy at the University of Edinburgh will include an Excel lab session and fun interactive activities which will promote secondary school pupils; 1) Ability to critically evaluate statistical findings from social research; 2) Data analysis skills in Excel; 3) Understanding of social and spatial inequality; 4) Familiarity with the new Q-Step degree programmes, including the opportunity to do a summer work placement which involves quantitative analysis of digital data in a leading organisation as part of your degree; 4) Familiarity with pathways to careers which combine quantitative skills with knowledge of social issues.

Why come to our event? Understanding the determinants and consequences of inequalities in the UK and internationally is a key learning outcome in secondary schools in Scotland. This event will consolidate and complement students' understanding of how digital data might be used to inform policy and practice related to tackling inequality. The even will be delivered by academics who are using digital data to research the stark inequalities in outcomes such as life expectancy, attainment, diet or voting behaviour that are observed across places and social groups. We have a large body of staff and student ambassadors who are so enthused by what they do that they all want to be part of this event and share their knowledge and enthusiasm with local school pupils. Our event is mostly interactive, consisting mainly of hands-on lab work and group work. The event will include a poster exhibition in which our current students will showcase their placements projects. We aim to inspire a whole new group of data-minded social scientists.

Locations: the event will take place at the University of Edinburgh (main campus, venue tba). The event is free but the number of places is limited to 40 secondary school pupils and teachers due to our lab's capacity.

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STAT Wars Launch
Mar
14
9:00 am09:00

STAT Wars Launch

The aim of the competition is to provide an entry point for young people to become excited about analyzing, interrogating, and presenting data, meanwhile making them aware of how use data securely, ensuring its veracity and the potential careers this could lead to. Linking the project to people working in the sector will engage the industry and inspire those children and young people involved.

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Ayrshire Bytes 2019: #LetsDoDataTogether
Mar
14
9:00 am09:00

Ayrshire Bytes 2019: #LetsDoDataTogether

  • Kilmarnock Campus of Ayrshire College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are looking to build on the success of our inaugural Ayrshire Bytes digital conference in 2017, to provide another, more interactive, event that equips businesses and our Computing students and staff with knowledge on emerging technologies that are impacting the wider economy. We want to show how we can work together to best take advantage of this knowledge.

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A Hands-On Introduction to Data Science in Health
Mar
14
3:30 pm15:30

A Hands-On Introduction to Data Science in Health

An increasing volume of data is becoming available in biomedicine and healthcare, from genomic data, to electronic patient records and data collected by wearable devices. Recent advances in data science allow us to harness the power of such data, leading to precision medicine, AI diagnostics, data-driven drug discovery and disease understanding, among others.

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AI Speed-Dating for Industry and Academia
Mar
14
5:30 pm17:30

AI Speed-Dating for Industry and Academia

  • Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad area: it covers reasoning, planning, knowledge representation, sensory perception, language understanding, machine learning, optimisation and other related areas, and has been approached in a variety of ways, ranging from biologically inspired ideas (including neural networks), to logic (of various sorts), to emulation of experts.

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Data and Design On The Inside
Mar
15
9:00 am09:00

Data and Design On The Inside

  • 20 Trongate, Centre for Civic Innovation Glasgow (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The event is an opportunity for designers, creatives and practitioners to get to know each other, explore how they might work together, and build a common language. We will be exploring the ins and outs of how data and design are being implemented, used, and scaled across organisations.

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Adapting Data Ecosystems to follow MyData Principles
Mar
20
3:30 pm15:30

Adapting Data Ecosystems to follow MyData Principles

The event will take place in the Glasshouse, Merchiston Campus. The target audience is everyone. Anyone interested in learning more about MyData, taking more control over their data and thinking about the data ecosystems their data is currently used in. The maximum size of the event would be 60 people.

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Forensic Data Hackathon
Mar
22
10:00 am10:00

Forensic Data Hackathon

  • Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With this hackathon we are challenging data scientists, students, programmers or visualisation experts to help us come up with new, interesting and different, interpretations of two existing datasets that we have available within the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS). There will be pizza!

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