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Data Bites - Evening Talks

Data BitesInterested in Big Data and how it can drive technological innovation? Heard a lot about Big Data but not sure what it is, what is actually being done with it and why it matters? If so, head to the Data Bites  talks from leading specialists in the field. Discover some of the exciting things being done in Big Data and their practical applications for using it.

How does it work? It's simple: just come along and we provide an interesting talk with the best in the business. Data Bites is a great opportunity to network and get your questions answered by the experts.  For this term Data Bites has been moved to the evening but still feel free to bring your sandwiches.

This series of talks by leading researchers and practitioners is organised by the City Enterprise team and City’s Research Centre for Machine Learning in the Department of Computer Science. The talks have been running since 2014. It is designed to give students of Data Science and others access to first-hand information and experiences from industrial and other organisations, including well known names like Amazon, Thomson Reuters and the Home Office as well as smaller start-ups and consultancies. They all present their activities in the exciting field of data often with potential opportunities for placements and jobs.

If you would like to present your work and organisation, please get in touch with either Dr Tillman Weyde, Dr Aidan Slingsby or Dr Alex Galkin

Data Bites Events:

Future Events

Date Event TitleSpeakersLocation
Friday, July 8 at 16:00What goes on behind the scenes in a Data Science team working in the eCommerce space
  • Raquel Garrido - Lead Data Engineer, NovaFori
  • Dmitry Shendryk - Data Scientist/ML Engineer, NovaFori
  • Marta Felices - Data Engineer, NovaFori
  • Alicja Kaminska - Behavioural Data Scientist, NovaFori
  • James Quarmby - Intern, NovaFori
  • William Burton - Team Lead / Head of Product, NovaFori
Friday, July 15 at 16:00Trustworthy AI – How Technology, Standards and People Interact to Make AI Safe and Secure for Everyone
  • Dr. Tarek R. Besold, Head of Strategic AI at DEKRA DIGITAL
Friday, July 29 at 16:00Oculomics: Using eye scans to understand systemic disease
  • Siegfried Wagner, MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow (Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) and an ophthalmologist in training in London.
Room C309, Tait Building

Previous Events

Events 2022 - 23

Date Event TitleSpeakers
Wednesday, 29th June at 16:00Computer Vision in Retail
  • Paul Klinger
  • Vincenzo Crescimanna
Friday, June 17 at 16:00

Explainable AI for assisted living

  • Qiqi Su, PhD Student in Explainable AI for Assisted Living (City, University of London)
April 8, 6:00 pm Neural-Symbolic AI: Achieving reasoning with artificial neural networks
  • Sofoklis Kyriakopoulos, a PhD student at City, University of London
April 1, 6:00 pm Fixing Insurance For Good & The Art of Data Magic
  • Chris Pearce, Head of Data Science at Esure Group
March 25, 6:00 pm

Data Science at dunnhumby

  • Rosie Prior, Innovation and Partnerships Manager at dunnhumby
  • Krishna Choudhury, Senior Applied Data Scientist at dunnhumby
March 18, 6:00 pm

Dude, Where's My Car? and Other Problems in Applied Machine Learning

  • Toby Staines, Senior Applied Researcher at Tractable
March 3rd, 6 - 7 pm

Early careers - Stepping into your first role with confidence

  • Debbie Kerr, Data Scientist at M&G Plc

February 24th, 6 - 7 pm

  • How we solved a 15-year problem with data science techniques
  • ‘Legend’ – how we open sourced Goldman Sach’s proprietary data management software
  • Ruth McKeown, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

February 17th, 6 - 7 pm

Innovation challenges and accelerators – how they work, how you can be involved and what data they use

  • Wayne Newton, Business Development Executive at Geovation

February 10th, 6 - 7 pm

Navigating your future career: how all career journeys inevitably lead to data

  • Roisin McCarthy, Business Lead, Datatech Analytics | Women in Data UK
  • Branka Subotic, Principal Data Consultant, Ascent

February 3rd, 6 - 7 pm

The CXM Use Case of AI

  • Michalis A. Michael, CEO at DMR

Events 2021-22

Date Event TitleSpeakers
December 10, 5:00 pm

Launching an Ai-Start Up in COVID – mad or inspired?

  • Andrew Hubbard, CEO at Ai-London
December 3, 5:00 pm Kaggle grandmasters need not apply  
  • David Asboth, Data Scientist Consultant; Lead Instructor, General Assembly
November 26, 5:00 pm

An introduction to data platforms for data scientists

  • James Lupton, CTO for Cynozure
November 19, 5:00 pm

Data Science Consultancy in Financial Services

  • Edward Adcock, Data Science Consultant at Delta Capita
November 5, 5:00 pm
DeepLegos:  Building blocks in deep networks for computer vision
  • Greg Slabaugh, Professor and Director of the Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) at Queen Mary University of London
October 29, 5:00 pm

How to optimise advertisement budget allocation and some lessons from production ML

  • Yanhong (Billy) Zhao, Senior Data Scientist at EF Education First
October 15, 5:00 pm Opportunities in the AI Revolution: Driving Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investing
  • Daniel Philps, Head of Rothko Investment Strategies
October 8, 5:00 pm

Tricking AI – Perhaps It’s Not As Intelligent As You Think?

  • David Sully, CEO/Co-Founder, Advai
  • Damian Ruck, Chief Researcher at Advai
October 22, 5:00 pm AITIS Data Science projects in Healthcare (wounds) and Construction Safety

  • Sylvia Smit, AITIS, Chairman
  • Dr Tillman Weyde, Senior Lecturer at City, University of London, Academic Advisor at AITIS
  • Miumiu Li, Postgraduate Student at City, University of London
  • Prapas Rakchartkiattikul, Postgraduate Student at City, University of London
  • Zarya Mekathotti, graduate student, Imperial London AITIS internship

Events 2020-21

Date Event TitleSpeakers
10th August, 4pm Validation and clinical applicability of a deep learning system for retinal disease Pearse Keane, NIHR Clinician Scientist at Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
20th July, 4 pm

Harnessing the virtual realm for successful real world artificial intelligence

Alison B Lowndes, Artificial Intelligence DevRel | NVIDIA | EMEA
24th June 2021,  4pm

Data Science at Tesco

Alisdair Wallis, Data Science Manager at Tesco
9 April 2021, 5:30 pm Beyond visualisation wizardry: the role of interaction in data visualisation Charles Perin, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1 April 2021, 5:00pm Data analytics through a keyhole!
Karen Jean-Francois, Analytics consultant and manager
Hayley Alcock, Data analyst
26 March 2021, 5.30pm

Let’s talk about Cloud technology versus on-premise

Bhagya Annapareddy, Principal Data Engineer at QuantumBlack, a Mckinsey Company

19 March 2021, 5:30pm No-Code AI for Citizen Data Scientists

Patrice Neff, Co-founder at Squirro

12 March 2021, 5:30pm An introduction to data platforms for data scientists James Lupton, CTO for Cynozure
5 March 2021, 5:30pm What they don't teach you about data science David Asboth, Data Scientist
24 February 2021,
Case Study: The Battle of Small Investors against Wall Street  - A different take on the GME Saga Michalis A. Michael, CEO at DigitalMR Ltd, a tech company in A.I.
19 February 2021, 5.30pm

How AI standards help companies to manage AI risks systematically

Jörg Firnkorn, Research Lead at neurocat GmbH, Berlin, Germany
12 February 2021, 5:30pm

Building reliable models for infrastructures that impact millions of lives?

Quy Vu, Mott MacDonald
5 February 2021, 5.30pm Data Science for private equity Andrew Gibbs-Bravo (Analyst, Data Science at Birch Hill Equity Partners)
29 January 2021, 5:30pm

From Academia to Industry, what to prepare for

Sepehr Jalali, the Conversational AI Team Lead at MediaTek Research UK
22 January 2021, 5:30pm

Yuvoh Analytics Presents the Application of Big Data and AI in the Real Estate Sector

1. Manish Shah, Yuvoh Analytics
2. Alex Moss, Course Director MSc in Global Finance, Director Real Estate Research Centre at the Business School formerly known as Cass
10 December 2020, 6pm
Unleashing the power of data in the TV streaming business

Sarah Moore, Data Intelligence Director at Sky

3 December 2020, 6pm Facilitating Rigorous Data Science through Visualisation Cagatay Turkay, Associate Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick
26 November 2020, 6pm Uncovering patterns of corruption in public procurement (in collaboration with Alan Turing and the University of Warwick) Billy Zhao, EF Education First, Data Scientist
19 November 2020 Data Science: the future of trading and socially responsible investing Daniel Philps, Head of Rothko Investment Strategies
12 November 2020 An introduction to Data Science in Investment Banking (Q&A)

Stephanie Pestell Jury, IBD ECM Strats Associate at Goldman Sachs.

29 October 2020 King of Data Science Ianne Weber and Rupali Singhal, Senior Marketing Analysts at King
22 October 2020

Use British Library Digital Collections and Data for your next Data Science / AI project!

Mahendra Mahey, British Library Labs, BL Labs Manager
15 October 2020 AI when you need it most: computer vision for speedy accident and disaster recovery Toby Staines, Applied Researcher, Tractable
8 October 2020

Data Science as a career

Peter Simon, Lead Data Scientist, financial markets, DataRobot
1st October 2020

Recent progress in computational photography using deep learning

Dr Gregory G. Slabaugh, Professor, and Director of the Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) at Queen Mary University of London

Events 2019-20

Date Event TitleSpeakers
12th August 2020 How to Not Think Like a Data Scientist Lara Chammas
22nd July 2020 Transforming healthcare with artificial intelligence - lessons from ophthalmology Pearse Keane, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
16th June 2020 An introduction to Data Science in Investment Banking (Q&A) Stephanie Pestell Jury, IBD ECM Strats Associate at Goldman Sachs
9th June 2020

Augmented Intelligence - the pragmatic approach to AI

Patrice Neff, Co-founder at Squirro
2nd June 2020

Fuelling the Artificial Intelligence Revolution with Gaming

Alison B Lowndes, AI DevRel | EMEA - NVIDIA
26th May 2020 Developing digital solutions to the mental health challenges of the 21st century Tarek R Besold, Chief Science Officer @ Alpha Health
19th May 2020

Role of Data Engineers in Data Science

Bhagya Annapareddy, Principal(Jr) Data Engineer at QuantumBlack (Mckinsey & Co)
12th May 2020

Automatic Image Enhancement using Deep Local Parametric Filters

Dr Greg Slabaugh
6th March 2020

AI and Data Science in Financial Services

Claire Thompson (RBS - Head of Data Innovation & Al)
21st February 2020

The Non-Data Science Part of Data Science

James Lupton (CTO at Cynozure)
14th February 2020

Harnessing the power of transactional data

Karen Jean-Francois (Senior Analyst at Cardlytics)
7th February 2020

The Market Generator

Alexei Kondratyev (CCIB)
31st January 2020

Data Science at Deliveroo

Ela Osterberger (Deliveroo - Head of Data Science)
24th January 2020 Unleashing data to make better customer and business decisions within Sky Sarah Moore (NOW TV SKY - Data Intelligence Director)
5th December 2019 Data Visualisation at dunnhumby Rosie Prior and Jon Geraghty (dunnhumby)
28th November 2019 Ashley comes in to talk about life working for Reply, a Big Data consultancy Ashley Mason (Data Reply)
Pavi Singh (Data Reply)
21st November 2019 A.I. Fund Managers: Research and Opportunities Daniel Philps (Head of Rothko Investment Strategies)
14th November 2019 King of Data Science Ianne Weber, Rupali Singhal (King)
11th November 2019 Deep Learning and Computer Vision in the Property Market - Making the 'Right' Move Kevin Ryan (Rightmove)
7th November 2019 Explain Yourself: Uncovering Symbolic Knowledge in Neural Networks
(View the Explain Yourself event recording)
Simon Odense
31st October 2019

How Data Science is used at Delta Capita

Sylvia Smit, Thuy Nguyen, Ricardo Cruz, Khrystyna Adronova (Delta Capita)
17th October 2019 Lessons From The Deep End of Data Science (View the Lessons from the Deep End event recording) David Asboth (Cox Automotive Data Solutions)
26th September 2019 AI Computational Photography (Presentation slides) Dr Greg Slabaugh (Huawei Technologies Research and Development)
3rd October 2019 Applied data science in the wild: data science as a career (View the Applied Data Science in the Wild event recording) Peter Simon (DataRobot)
10th October 2019 Building chatbots for social good and NLP in the wild
(View the AI for Good event recording)
(Download the presentation slides)
Yanhong (Billy) Zhao (AI for Good)

Events 2018-19

Date Event TitleSpeakers
5th April 2019 King of Data Science Ianne Weber, Rupali Singhal (KIing)
22nd March 2019 Are Data Scientists dying? - what we are doing wrong, and how to avoid it. (Seminar recording) Ashley Mason, Christos Hadjinikolis (Data Reply)
15th March 2019 The Afterlife: Going beyond modelling (Seminar recording) Devanshi Upreti (Ocado Technology)
8th March 2019 Deep Learning for Computational Photography (Seminar recording) Greg Slabaugh
22nd February 2019 Data scientists: the bright hope of investment management (Seminar recording) Dan Philps
15th February 2019 Robotics and AI in Extreme Environments Ahmed Hadid (Hybird)
8th February 2019 Superpowers, not Skynet: Using AI in the real world (Seminar recording) David Mitchell, Mikko Heikela (Futurice)
1st February 2019 Applied machine learning in 2019: automation, interpretability, and the AI-driven enterprise (Seminar recording) Peter Simon (DataRobot)
25th January 2018 Driving decisions through evidence (Seminar recording) Taniya Kawatra (Unilever)
5th December 2018 Built infrastructure makes our world go around, but how can we optimise it? (Seminar recording, Presentation slides) William Needham, Quy Vu (from Mott MacDonald)
28 November 2018 Data Science in Practice (Seminar recording, Presentation slides) Wojtek Kostelecki
14th November 2018 Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology - the Moorfields- DeepMind collaboration Pearse A. Keane
7th November 2018 Learning and deciding from replayed experience Elliot Ludvig
31st October 2018 How Data Science is used at Delta Capita Sylvia Smit, Ricardo Cruz, Khrystyna Adronova
17th October 2018 Data Science at dunnhumby Rosie Prior
10th October 2018 tbc Oliver Armitage, Hailey Eustace
3rd October 2018 Using data science to offer a better customer experience Joe Steer
26th September 2018 Building Safe Artificial Intelligence with OpenMined Andrew Trask

Events 2017-18

Date Event TitleSpeakers
6th April 2018 Social Prediction for consumer brands Markus Frise (Black Swan)
23rd March 2018 Creating universal open access to closed textual data at scale: Use Cases from the HathiTrust Research Center Prof Stephen Downie (University of Illinois)
22nd March 2018 Investment Strategies driven by "AI" Dan Philps
16th March 2018 "Can statistical learning solve AI?” Csaba Szepesvari (University of Alberta)
2nd March 2018 Building Safe AI Andrew Trask
23 February 2018 More Like This: similarity-based recommendations Gary Verhaegen (Sparrho)
16th February 2018 Machine Learning and Statistics at Zopa Peadar Coyle (Zopa)
9th February 2018 Real World Data Science at Goldman Sachs Ruth McKeown & Peter Simon
2nd February 2018 Changing the Relationship People Have with Data: Towards Authoriing Tools for Creating and Sharing Personal Data Visualizations Dr Charles Perin (City)
13th December 2017 Fueling the Artificial Intelligence Revolution with Gaming

Alison B Lowndes, AI DevRel | EMEA - NVIDIA

29th November 2017 A path through Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and using it beyond cat videos or credit scoring Julien Cornebise
22nd November 2017 Thus spoke the Dalek: Explain! Tarek R Besold
8th November 2017 The use of A.I. to leverage user behaviour Ella Walters, Untamed & Unchained
1st November 2017 Data Science in the Wild David Asboth, Cox Automotive Data Solutions
18th October 2017 Applications of deep learning in medical imaging Gregory Slabaugh, City, University of London

Events 2014-17

Date Event TitleSpeakers
17th February 2017 Building a Tech Start-up in London and Creating an NLP/AI App from Scratch. Rahul Powar, Mike Karliner, Chris Savvopoulos
3rd February 2017 Data Bites - Explanatory Data Visualisation Jon Geraghty, Dunnhumby
27th January 2017 Data Bites - AI and Industry Daniel Hulme, Avida Hancock, Satalia Ltd
16th November 2016 Data Bites - BenevolentTech Jerome Pesenti, CEO BenevolentTech
9th December 2015 Data Bites - Buzz Radar Jamie Scott, Data Scientist from Buzz Radar
25th November 2015 Data Bites - Home Office John Holland, Home Office
18th November 2015 Data Bites - BetBuddy Simo Dragicevic and Andrew Kelly, BetBuddy
11th November 2015 Data Bites - Thomson Reuters Andrew Merryweather, Thomson Reuters
21st October 2015 Data Bites - Amey Pedro Baiz, Amey
14th October 2015 Data Bites - Glue Reply Oscar Lizarazo Sandoval, Glue Reply
18th March 2015 Data Bites - Twizoo Madeline Parra, CEO, Twizoo
11th March 2015 Data Bites - YouGov Stephen Harmston, Head of YouGov Reports
25th February 2015 Data Bites - Cancer Research UK Su Crighton, IT Director
1st December 2014 Data Bites - Hailo app Philip Clarkson, Director of Data at Hailo
24th November 2014 Data Bites - Amazon Graeme Smith, Managing Director of Amazon’s Development Centre

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