Dr Damon Wischik

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I see data science as quantitative rhetoric: the art of using data to change how you and your audience see the world. I've worked at a startup building big data systems, and in statistical consulting, and as an academic mathematical modeller. I've learnt about how ordinary users want to interact with their data, how to help users understand richly structured data, and what sorts of interaction make sense for what sorts of data. I want to build a tool that will make data work much more accessible, and I believe it needs to be based on a "unified grammar of interactive data visualisation".

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The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science.

  • Supports and connects the growing data science research community 
  • Builds research capacity in data science to tackle complex issues 
  • Drives new research challenges through collaborative research projects 
  • Promotes and provides opportunities for knowledge transfer 
  • Identifies and provides training courses for students, academics, industry and the third sector 
  • Acts as a gateway for external organisations 

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