Advances in Data Science 2018

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Date: 21st & 22nd May 2018

Venue: Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

The Data Science Institute invites you to join us at Advances in Data Science 2018, a two-day conference exploring data science's potential to support societal well-being.

Jointly organised by The University of Manchester's Data Science Institute and the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, Advances in Data Science 2018 is set to build upon the success of the 2017 conference. 

With our keynote speakers confirmed, the international line-up comprises of world-leading academic and industry experts in data science and social sciences. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn about the latest global research in societal well-being, share knowledge and innovation, and expand your own network by connecting with world-class researchers, analysts and industry leaders.

Speakers this year include:


Focusing on Gaussian processes, Deep learning, latent variable models, subspace learning, network models, spatio-temporal models and longituinal data, we will explore the ways in which these methodologies can be used to address challenges faced by those working in the key application areas:

Health - Security - Criminology - Discrimination/Bias - Politics - Demographics - Urban Planning - Global Challenges - Social Media - Conservation


The full agenda will be available on the Advances in Data Science Conference website from 30th March 2018. 

In collaboration with the Data Science Institute and Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, the conference is co-organized by:

  • Professor Magnus Rattray (Data Science Institute/ University of Manchester)
  • Professor Rachel Gibson (University of Manchester)
  • Professor Mark Elliot (University of Manchester)
  • Professor Neil Lawrence (Amazon)
  • Dr Suzy Moat (University of Warwick)


Click here to see this year's conference programme

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A list of all accepted posters for Advances in Data Science 2018

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Getting There

The Advances in Data Science conference will take place at the Museum of Science and Industry from Monday May, 21 2018 to Tuesday May, 22 2018.

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Here you can find a list of the conference's confirmed sponsors

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We have a number of partnership packages and exhibition opportunities available however please do let us know if you have specific requirements or budgets in mind and we will be happy to work with you

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