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Big Data in the Mathematical Sciences

Wednesday 13 November 2013

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The topic of “big data” is attracting much discussion in the popular media, and in scientific circles and industry. There is great potential for using ever-growing quantities of data to provide insights into complex systems. The mathematical sciences (Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and beyond) have much to contribute to this discussion, in a number of directions:

  • Mathematical tools for understanding and managing very high-dimensional data
  • Inference systems for drawing sound conclusions from large and noisy data sets
  • Algorithms for scaling computations (e.g. linear algebra) up to very large sizes.

These tools are being developed in multiple fields, often independently of each other. Combining expertise across the mathematical sciences offers tremendous potential to produce a significant collection of powerful methods.

The aim of this meeting is to bring the mathematical community together at Warwick, to hear from some of the thought leaders in this area, and to identify potential synergies for new research efforts. The hope is that this will stimulate involvement from faculty and students within Warwick and beyond, and lead to new collaborations.


The meeting is funded by the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics EPSRC Platform Grant (WAMP), with additional support from the Department of Mathematics, Departments of Statistics, Department of Computer Science, Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP), and Complexity Centre.

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Wednesday 13 November 2013


The morning session takes place in the MS.01 Lecture Theatre in the Zeeman Building (Mathematics and Statistics), University of Warwick. The afternoon session is held in the Woods-Scawen room in the Arts Centre on the University of Warwick campus (a 5 minute walk from the morning session).

Invited speakers:


Coffee and welcoming remarks will be at 10.30am, and the program will conclude by 6.30pm. Link to (draft) program 


There will be limited places available, so it will be necessary for all those wishing to attend the event. (closed)