Putting People @ the Centre of Data

Time: 09:30 - 15:00

Venue: The Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN

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The Internet of Things drives economic growth and efficiency across all regions and sectors of the UK. New industries services & innovative more cost-effective ways of delivering existing services through transformational technologies connect people, things and data together, in safe, smart, secure, trustworthy, and productive ways.

We invite you to a sandpit event to bring together researchers from across the broad spectrum of data science activity, from data engineering and machine learning to application areas including psychology and economics to. The sandpit will aim to identify how to bridge the gaps between human, engineering and ICT approaches to develop truly effective, human-centred, pervasive capture and exploitation of data.

Dr Alistair Duke, Chief Researcher, Future Business Technology, BT Plc; one of the major partners in Manchester’s CityVerve IoT demonstrator will deliver a keynote speech discussing the project's Human-Centred Design.

CityVerve aims to create a city that uses technology to meet the complex needs of its people enabling the intelligent collection, interpretation and use of data to build and deliver a smarter, more connected Manchester and to engage and empower its citizens.

The main focus of the day will be to explore possible University of Manchester interdisciplinary collaborations in the area of Human-Centre Pervasive Data Science. Particular areas of interest include device and sensor technology, human computer interaction, user experience, human factors, and adaptive systems that can be shown to be relevant to ubiquitous computing, such as the quantified self, affective systems, disruptive interaction modalities, wearable interactions, distributed interactions, and applied real-world sensing.

A draft agenda to this event is available here. If you would like to attend, please follow the link below.