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.