Cambridge-Turing sessions: collaborative data science and AI research

You are invited to the Cambridge-Turing sessions, hosted by Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) and supported by The Alan Turing Institute. This series of online sessions reflects the strengths and collaborations of data science and AI research across the University and many of the presentations will showcase the University’s partnership with The Alan Turing Institute.

Dates Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 13:00 to 17:00
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Event details:

Our speakers will cover a wide range of themes and disciplines including the humanities, natural language processing for mental health, digital twins, weather and climate, and healthcare.

We invite participants from academia, industry, government, third sector and anywhere in between. C2D3 are also keen to find collaborators and make connections in the East of England region.


To attend the event, please follow the registration link below. Attendance is free of charge. Please register in advance so there is time for you to be sent the event link.

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13:00-13:20 Session 1: Introducing The Alan Turing Institute, chaired by Professor Zoe Kourtzi (Turing University Lead for the University of Cambridge)

  • 13:00: Introduction to the Turing, Turing for universities, Turing for industry and other organisations (The Alan Turing Institute)

13:20-14:25 Session 2: Presenting the Turing Fellow research projects, chaired by Professor Zoe Kourtzi (Turing University Lead for the University of Cambridge)

  • 13:20: Session introduction
  • 13:25 Data science and AI in the humanities: Professor Robert Foley, Dr Jason Gellis and Dr Camila Rangel Smith Data science and the reconstruction of past behaviour: capturing the stone tool technology of prehistoric people
  • 13:45: Speaker Q&A
  • 13:55 Data science and AI for mental health: Dr Sarah Morgan Assessing psychosis risk using quantitative markers of transcribed speech
  • 14:15: Speaker Q&A

14:25-14:40: Break

14:40-16:30 Session 3: Research showcase, chaired by Professor Gos Micklem (Department of Genetics and Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge)

  • 14:40 Data-centric engineering: Rebecca Ward Growing Underground: towards a digital twin for crop production
  • 15:00 Data science and the environment: Rachel Furner Developing data-driven forecast systems
  • 15:20 Data science and AI for healthcare: Adam Berman Talk title TBC
  • 15:40 TBC
  • 16:00 Foundations of data science: Professor Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb Talk title TBC
  • 16:20: Closing remarks and opening of the networking

16:30-17:00 Session 4: Get connected

  • Interactive networking and discussions
  • Ask a Turing Fellow
  • Connect to a Cambridge academic and researcher
  • Q&As with speakers and session chairs

The above times are UK BST

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