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C2D3 Virtual Symposium 2020

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10.30am to 3.20pm
Location: Online

Research Rendezvous: An online showcase of exciting research from across the University alongside guest talks from industry and independent organisations. The C2D3 Virtual Symposium 2020 Research Rendezvous seeks to spark new research questions, create new collaborations and connect distant parts of the data science community at the University and beyond. Our audience will be diverse with delegates from across academia, industry, independent organisations, local councils. We are excited to hear talks from our Academic Keynote Speaker Professor Mihaela van der Schaar (University of Cambridge) and our Guest Keynote Speaker Dr Orlando Machado (Aviva). All of the talks will be presented at an accessible level and interesting for all data science abilities; each talk will be accompanied with live meet the speaker Q&A sessions. The talks will be accompanied by an e-poster session and for Early Career Researchers there will be a prize for the best poster. Everyone is welcome to join us.

The event is kindly sponsored by Intel and financial support provided by the Isaac Newton Trust.

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Academic Keynote Speaker

Professor Mihaela van der Schaar, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London, and a Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA

Guest Keynote Speaker

Dr Orlando Machado, Chief Data Scientist, Aviva Quantum

Academic and Guest Speakers

Professor Jennifer Gabrys, Chair in Media, Culture and Environment, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Dr Rosana Collepardo, Interdisciplinary Lecturer at the Departments of Chemistry and Genetics, and a Winton Advanced Research Fellow at the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

Dr Mireia Crispin, Borysiewicz Fellow, Cancer Research UK - Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge

Dr Ajith Parlikad, Asset Management Group at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Reema Patel, Head of Public Engagement, Ada Lovelace Institute

Parviz Peiravi, Global CTO/Principal Engineer, Financial Services Industry Solutions, Solutions Architecture Development, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel


Programme and Abstracts

For the full programme, please click here.

  • Academic talks, with live meet the speaker Q&A
  • Guest talks, with live meet the speaker Q&A
  • e-Poster session, a competition for Early Career Researchers with a chance to win a £100 gift voucher and Q&A with the audience

Quick-glance programme is below!



E-poster opportunity

We welcome an e-poster submission from anyone whether internal or external to the University (we have recently opened up this opportunity to anyone and the information may differ from previous communications).

  • Submission of your final poster design will close at 17:00 on Monday 12th October
  • After registering, you will be provided information on how to submit your e-poster. Poster specs: pdf, max. file size 8 MB, portrait or landscape

E-poster prize

  • Each early career researcher entry will be entered into our e-Poster competition, with a chance to win a £100 gift voucher. All delegates will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite poster.
  • You should be an Early Career Researcher: a Student or within your first five years of employment after confirmation of latest qualification (e.g. PhD), on application closing date.


Delegate registration with e-Poster - closed


Delegate registration - closed



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Symposium Principal Sponsor

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In support of the event are three Cambridge University Press Gold open access journals focused on the cutting-edge applications of data science in engineering, in public policy and in the growing body of environment related modelling and analysis. Full details can be found here and in the pdf attachement below.

Data-Centric Engineering DCE is an open access journal run by an international team of distinguished experts. Editor-in-Chief: Mark Girolami University of Cambridge (& C2D3 Steering Committee) & The Alan Turing Institute, UK

Data & Policy A peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the impact of data science on policy and governance. Editors include: Jon Crowcroft University of Cambridge & Alan Turing Institute, UK

Newly Launched Title: Environmental Data Science An interdisciplinary, open access journal dedicated to the potential of artificial intelligence and data science to enhance our understanding of the environment, and to address climate change. 

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Event financial support

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