IDIR Summer of V’s (St. Andrews) – Registration open

The Sum­mer of V’s is an excit­ing series of four events on four of the V’s of Data Sci­ence: Variety, Veracity, Velo­city and Volume.

This series of events is coordin­ated by the new Insti­tute of Data Intens­ive Research at the Uni­ver­sity of St Andrews. How­ever, these events don’t simply tar­get groups in Sci­ence, Medi­cine or the Human­it­ies but instead all three across the Uni­ver­sity. The series aims to take a cross cut­ting theme approach with a few speak­ers present­ing on a shared aspect of data. Our aim is to bal­ance the speak­ers from across the Uni­ver­sity and as a res­ult meet­ings are rel­ev­ant to all dis­cip­lines across the Uni­ver­sity. Any­one is wel­come to attend, whether based at St Andrews or elsewhere.

Each half-day meet­ing is free to attend. The meet­ing begins with a buf­fet lunch, then a key­note talk from a pres­ti­gi­ous invited speaker. This is fol­lowed by con­trib­uted talks and pan­els from research­ers based more loc­ally. We aim to hold four meet­ings dur­ing the sum­mer of 2015.

Final Pro­gramme for July 6th 2015

The next meet­ing in the Sum­mer of V’s is on Monday 6th July, 12:15–4 pm, in the Gate­way Build­ing, Lec­ture Room 4.
More info here.
The key­note speaker is Asso­ci­ate Pro­fessor Peter Christen of the Aus­tralian National University.

  • 12:15–1:00 pm, Buf­fet Lunch.
  • 1:00, Intro­duc­tion.
  • 1:00–1:40, Invited speaker: Asso­ci­ate Pro­fessor Peter Christen, Aus­tralian National Uni­ver­sity, “Advanced record link­age meth­ods: scalab­il­ity, clas­si­fic­a­tion, and privacy”.
  • 1:40–2:00, Dr Aileen Fyfe, School of History.
  • 2:00–2:20, Dr Len Thomas, Centre for Research into Eco­lo­gical and Envir­on­mental Mod­el­ing and School of Math­em­at­ics and Statistics.
  • 2:20–2:50, Tea/coffee break and IDIR discussion.
  • 2.50–3.10, Next steps for IDIR.
  • 3:10–3.55, Panel.
  • 3:55–4:00, Wrap up.
  • 4:00 Adjourn to research dis­cus­sion in cafe/pub.

The Sum­mer of V’s meet­ing will end before the main regis­tra­tion event of the Inter­na­tional Envir­on­mental Omics Syn­thesis Con­fer­ence, IEOS2015, so attendees may attend both. IEOS2015requires sep­ar­ate registration.