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September 2022

September 19 @ 9:15 am - September 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Catalyst, The Catalyst
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE4 5TG United Kingdom
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Data Science Perspectives

Newcastle University is delighted to organise and host the 2022 Data Science Perspectives—Multidisciplinary PhD Conference, aimed at PhD students from across the entire Turing Institute network. Our primary aim in offering this conference is to facilitate network and community building among early-career researchers in data science and AI research areas, whilst also providing an opportunity to share research, build future collaborations and benefit from professional development activities.

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Data Science Perspectives Sandpit

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Catalyst, The Catalyst
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE4 5TG United Kingdom
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Data Science Perspectives Sandpit

We are delighted to announce a one-day multidisciplinary sandpit on Data Science Perspectives to be held in Newcastle on 21st September.

The Sandpit will offer participants the opportunity to network and build small teams around ongoing challenges related to data science. Following the Sandpit, individuals and groups will have the opportunity to bid for pilot research support to be undertaken by Newcastle’s Research Software Engineering (RSE) team.

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Northern Data Debate III: ‘We have had enough of experts’

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Catalyst, The Catalyst
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE4 5TG United Kingdom
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The Northern Data Debates

These words, from Michael Gove, date to the time of the Brexit referendum but have continued to resonate in the intervening years. The pandemic response, in particular, has highlighted the wide range of challenges inherent to communication of science and public engagement in the 21st Century. With our third Northern Data Debate, our panellists address fundamental and timely questions around public trust, the nature of “expertise”, and the potential perils—and vital importance—of science and public engagement.

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October 2022

Jumping Rivers – Shiny in Production conference

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - October 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Catalyst, The Catalyst
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE4 5TG United Kingdom
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Shiny in Production

This October, Jumping Rivers will be holding an in-person Shiny in Production conference! Hosted in the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, this conference will delve into the world of {shiny} and other web based R packages.

Whether you’re a seasoned {shiny} user who wants to network and share knowledge, someone who’s just getting started and wants to learn from the experts, or anybody in between, if you’re interested in {shiny}, this conference is for you.

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Northern Data Debate IV: A Healthy Trust in Data? Personalised Health & Preventative Care

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Catalyst, The Catalyst
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE4 5TG United Kingdom
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The Northern Data Debates

Data-driven healthcare represents a paradigm shift for medicine, with huge potential for personalised, preventive healthcare and for early interventions. This is enabled by the progressive integration of digital health records with multi-omics data and medical imagery, as well as with self-monitoring data coming from personal wellness wearables—and all alongside advances in our capacity to manage, analyse and extract insights from the data at scale.

However, these technologies also bring new and old challenges to the fore, around privacy, ethics, and ownership of personal information. In this Northern Data Debate, a panel of experts unpack the latest developments, and debates the myriad promises and challenges that surround innovations in healthcare and data

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November 2022

Northern Data Debate V: The Data Science of Sport

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Catalyst, The Catalyst
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE4 5TG United Kingdom
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The Northern Data Debates

From optimising Formula 1 car performance, to understanding scoring in football and basketball, to predicting outcomes of games, data and data science are everywhere in modern sports.

This final Northern Data Debate offers a tournament of ideas from across the field of the data science of sport. Come join us for our final Northern Data Debate to see some points scored, winning ideas crowned, and sport data innovation championed.

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