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18 May, 2017 - 12:34 By Kate Sweeney

Data science summit highlights Cambridge’s tech magnetism

CJBS Stillwell

At a time when Cambridge-based speech recognition, AI and machine learning businesses pull in unprecedented numbers of global buyers and partners, an event in the Science & Technology cluster next month puts the city’s allure in the arena in sharp perspective.

The Cambridge Data Science Summit at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton on June 9 and 10 is a multi-disciplinary event for researchers, developers and data professionals.

Attendees can learn from industry experts and explore the latest topics, tools and techniques in machine learning, deep learning and Big Data analysis.

The summit promises inspiring keynotes, panel debates, practical data science training and numerous networking opportunities to connect, develop new skills and gain insight into the constantly evolving field of data science.

The event is delivered by Cambridge Spark in collaboration with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a world leading genomics institute for experimental, computational and translational genomic research. Topics of focus include:-

  • AI and machine learning
  • Neural networks and deep learning
  • Big Data technologies
  • Data infrastructure and security
  • Text analytics and natural language processing

There will be technical talks from a range of distinguished speakers from research and industry, practical data science workshops and numerous networking opportunities to connect, develop new skills and gain insight into the constantly evolving field of data science.

Speakers include Claus Bendtsen, head of computational biology with AstraZeneca; Ekaterina Kochmar, research associate at the University of Cambridge; Tomas Petricek,  Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in Cambridge; Daniele Quercia, head of social dynamics research for Nokia Bell Labs; Carola Schonlieb, reader in applied and computational analysis at the University of Cambridge; David Stillwell, lecturer in Big Data analytics & quantitative social science at Cambridge Judge Business School and Andrew Trask from the University of Oxford.

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• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: David Stillwell, Cambridge Judge Business School

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