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Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

IDSAI Research seminar series

We are delighted to announce this year's IDSAI Research Seminar Series, which has been organised by our Theme Leads here at IDSAI.


Date/Time Name of Speaker Seminar Title Delivery IDSAI Theme Lead/Contact Research Theme Further Details Recording
22 September 2022: 14:00-15:00 Dario Sansone Using Machine Learning to Create an Early Warning System for Welfare Recipients  In person and by Zoom Oliver Hauser Behavioural and Experimental Data Science  Details Recording 
28 September 2022: 14:00-15:00 Richard Wilkinson (University of Nottingham) Using adjoint to accelerate inference in linear systems  In person and by Zoom Peter Challenor/Danny Williamson Uncertainty Quantification Details Recording 
5 October 2022: 14:00-15:00 Federico Botta Working with No 10 and ONS data scientists: data science for public policy In person and by Zoom Federico Botta Urban Analytics Details Not available
12 October 2022: 14:00-15:00 David Moffat (PML) Deep-learning detection of harmful algal blooms In person and by Zoom Chunbo Luo/Steven Palmer Remote Sensing Details Not available
19 October 2022: 14:00-15:00 Jakob Zeitler (ULC) Causal Inference: Introduction to Partial Identification and Recent Advances In person Mark Kelson Reproducibility Details Recording
26 October 2022: 14:00-15:00 Alexey Bessudnov Working with the National Pupil Database in the ONS Secure Research environment In person and by Zoom Alexey Bessudnov N/A Details Not available
26 October 2022: postponed - new date to be announced Mark Girolami (Alan Turing Institute) To follow To follow Richard Everson N/A To follow  
2 November 2022: 14:00-15:00 Sara Schnadt (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Design Thinking On Mars: Architecting New Systems for Collaborative Science on the Martian Surface Zoom delivery Leif Isaksen Humanities, Heritage and Creative Industries Details Recording
9 November 2022: 13:30-14:30 (with tea and coffee beforehand at 13:00) Sayash Kapoor (Princeton University) Leakage and the Reproducibility Crisis in ML-based Science Zoom delivery, but also in person Mark Kelson Reproducibility Details  
17 November 2022: 14:00-15:00 Mike Quayle (University of Limerick) Bipartite attitude networks: a Method for Exploring Opinion-Based Groups, Group-Based Opinions, and Social Polarization In person and by Zoom Chico Camargo Computational Social Science Details Not available
23 November: 14:00-15:00 Joni Coleman (KCL) Variant-level fine-mapping in major depressive disorder: new insights, new questions  In person and by Zoom Eilis Hannon Health Details Not available 
29 November: 14:00-15:00 Andrew Corbett Deep Neural Networks as Dynamical Systems In person and by Zoom Andrew Corbett   Details Recording 
7 December: 14:00-15:00 Joshua Introne (Syracuse University) Building a Social Media Observatory Zoom delivery Mark Kelson Computational Social Science Details Recording
12 January 2023: 14:00-15:00 Charlie Kirkwood Geological Mapping in the age of Artificial Intelligence In person     Details Recording
19 January 2023: 14:00-15:00 - postponed - new date to be announced Jim Smith (UWE) Health Data Research UK project - title to be confirmed To follow Ed Keedwell Trustworthy AI To follow  
1 February 2023: 14:00-15:00 Stephanie Hicks (John Hopkins Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program) Reproducibility standards for machine learning in the life sciences
Zoom delivery Mark Kelson Reproducibility Details Recording
15 February 2023: 14:000-15:00 Helen Margetts (Oxford) Developing data science and AI from a public sector perspective: the Turing Public Policy Programme In person and by Zoom Richard Everson  Public Policy Details Recording
10 May 2023: 14:00-15:00 - tbc  Caitlin Robinson (University of Bristol) Energy inefficiency in the private rental sector in England and Wales In person and by Zoom Federico Botta Urban Analytics  Details Not available
17 May 2023 Hubert Au (Oxford) Using “socially-aware” word embeddings to infer variation in the meaning of political terms over time  In person and by Zoom Chico Camargo Data Ethics, Governance and Openness Details Recording
24 May 203

Umesh Kadam (UoE Medical School)

Creating data assets and collaborative partnerships for artificial intelligence: the opportunities in the healthcare domain In person and by Zoom Krasi Tsaneva-Atanasova Health Details Slides
7 June 2023: 14:00-15:00 - tbc

Emanuele Ratti (University of Bristol)

A capability approach to AI ethics In person and by Zoom Sabina Leonelli Data Ethics, Governance and Openness Details Recording
8 June 2023: 14:00- 15:00 - Exact timings to be confirmed

Matthew Forshaw (Turing and Newcastle University)

Developing a resilient Data Science profession: observations from the UK's national skills landscape In person and by Zoom  Richard Everson   Details