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Faculty of Social Sciences and Warwick Q-Step Centre Co-host Big Data Network Forum Lunch

On Wednesday 1 June, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Warwick Q-Step Centre co-hosted the Big Data Network Forum Lunch.

This was an excellent opportunity for big data researchers at the University of Warwick to engage with other colleagues working in big data research, to explore possibilities for collaborative links and to share ideas.

Big Data Lunch 1

Staff and researchers from a range of departments across the University currently involved in, or interested in being involved in, big data research participated in last week's event to generate more ideas and facilitate the sharing of information across the Warwick Big Data Network.

Big Data Lunch 2

Members of the Big Data Network also shared their latest research with the forum. A selection of slides from the event can be found below:

David Firth, WDSI Director and ATI Faculty Fellow

Michael Hammond, Associate Professor, Centre for Education Studies

Martin Kunc, Associate Professor of Management Science, WBS

Nick Sofroniou, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research

The event was a great success and generated useful discussion on the subject of big data research at Warwick. We plan on hosting more of these events in the future so if you would like to be added to the Warwick Big Data Network mailing list, please email Zahida Hussain ( to be notified of upcoming events and opportunities.

The FSS Big Data Network aims to bring together colleagues from across the Social Sciences , and the University more widely, to explore big data from a range of perspectives.


Increasingly, big data is social data (e.g. health, cities, administrative data, employment, education, social media, etc.). Therefore, social scientists urgently need to engage with issues in this area.