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May 2019
April 2019
  • 30 Apr 19

    The Florence Nightingale Lecture will be given by Sir David Spiegelhalter, OBE, FRS, on Tuesday 30th April 2019 in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics at 3.30pm.

    Title:         What would Florence Nightingale make of the way data is being used today?

    Abstract:  Florence Nightingale is popularly known for her role in nursing, but statisticians know her as a prime innovator in using statistical evidence, forcefully comm

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March 2019
  • 07 Mar 19

    Date:         Thursday 7th March (IT Teaching Suite) followed by pizza and drinks

    Speaker:  Blenheim Chalcot

    Title:         Data Science in Industry: Innovation through Impact

    Abstract: Data Scientists implement projects on the intersection between academic research and delivering business value. The variety, intellectual stimulation and impact that a Data Science role can provide

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February 2019
  • 28 Feb 19

    Date:  Thursday 28th February (Ground floor social area)

    A poster presentation explaining the research currently being undertaken by our second year graduate research students.

  • 21 Feb 19

    Date:           Thursday 21st February 2019, 3.30 pm in the small lecture theatre, Department of Statistics

    Speaker:    Reuben Binns, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

    Title:           Fair machine learning: how can data-driven decision-making perpetuate bias, and what should be done about it?

    Abstract:  Statistical

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  • 14 Feb 19

    Date:           Thursday 14th February 2019, 3.30 pm in the small lecture theatre.  Coffee and cakes will be served after the talk.

    Speaker:    Verena Heise (Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford)

    Title:           Robust Research – Why do we care?

    Abstract:   Are most published research f

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  • 07 Feb 19

    Date:           Thursday 7th February 2019, 3.30 pm in the small lecture theatre, Department of Statistics

    Speaker:    Christina Goldschmidt, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford

    Title:            Exchangeability

    Abstract:   Exchangeability is a fundamental concept in probability and statistics, and crops up in all sorts of different places.  In this lecture, I will g

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January 2019
  • 31 Jan 19

    Date:         Thursday 31st January 2019 at 3.30 pm in the Small Lecture Theatre.  The talk will be followed by pizza and beer in the ground  floor social area.

    Speaker:  Abdel Turkmani and Stephen Barnett, Util

    Title:         Util – using machine learning to help investors make a positive impact on people, planet and pocket.

    Abstract: Util is a London based Financial Technolog

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  • 24 Jan 19

    Date:           Thursday 24th January 2019, 3.30 pm in the IT Teaching Suite, Department of Statistics

    Speaker:    Kevin Sharp, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford

    Title:           Multiple phenotype models and the genetic basis of brain structure and function

    Abstract:   Much is unknown about the genetic basis of brain structure and function.

    Magnetic Resonan

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November 2018
  • 30 Nov 18

    Speaker:    Suchi Saria, Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    Date:           Friday 30th November at 3.30 pm, Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles’, Oxford

    Title:           Individualizing Healthcare with Machine Learning

    Abstract:   Healthcare is rapidly becoming a data-intensive discipline, driven

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