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Computer Science News

Warwick and Alan Turing Institute partnership brings Data Science for Social Good Fellowship to the UK this summer

DSSG Fellows

This year's Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellowship programme is being held in the UK for the first time. The University of Warwick is hosting the Fellowships this summer in conjunction with the Alan Turing Institute. The 2019 programme is running from June 10 to August 28.

The Fellowship is a project-based training programme to supply data scientists with skills to create data-driven solutions to real-world problems. It trains aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data and data science projects with social impact.

It was first pioneered by the University of Chicago, and since 2013 has seen more than 200 graduate and undergraduate students studying computer science, social sciences, statistics, public policy and other quantitative fields undertaking a DSSG Fellowship at the University of Chicago.

The Alan Turing Institute’s vision to advance research for public good and train the next generation of leaders is directly aligned with DSSG’s own goal to produce data scientists with strong skills in solving real-world problems.

Fellows work with non-profit and government partners around the world. To date, more than 60 projects have run, which have helped lots of organisations do more with their data, enhancing their services, interventions and outreach so that they can fulfil their mission of improving lives across the world.

Further details on the fellowship can be found here.

Wed 17 Jul 2019, 10:03 | Tags: People Highlight Research Faculty of Science

Statistics News and Events

In Memoriam: Josh Hill

We are deeply saddened to confirm that Josh Hill, a second year student studying Data Science has passed away in hospital overnight on Monday 10 June, following a fall in the Mathematical Sciences Building.

Head of Statistics Professor Barbel Finkenstadt said:

“The whole department is deeply saddened and distressed by the death of this lovely, gentle and kind young man. Our thoughts are with Josh’s family.”

If you would like support during this difficult time, please contact Wellbeing Support Services. You can call the team on 024 76 575570, ext. 75570 or visit https://warwick.ac.uk/services/supportservices or https://warwick.ac.uk/services/healthsafetywellbeing/well-being/employeeassistanceprogramme for more details.

Tue 11 Jun 2019, 14:38 | Tags: Dept, Students, Faculty of Science

Physics Department News

New Students 2019

For all those students due to join us this autumn, congratulations on your results. We are looking forward to seeing you at the end of September. Please visit our welcome page for further information.

Wed 14 Aug 2019, 15:29 | Tags: Undergraduates

News @ Warwick Chemistry

Warwick spinout, Stoli Catalysts, wins €1.2m EIC grant

For the full article, see here.

For job opportunity, see here.

Wed 14 Aug 2019, 15:38 | Tags: news

Life Sciences News

Videos from First Labcut Workshop

Labcut logoFunded by the Wellcome Trust and Warwick Quantitative Biomedicine Programme (WQBP), LabCut is a science film workshop run by SynBio CDT PhD students Cansu Kuey, Charlotte Gruender and Patrick Capel. The five films created during the inaugural workshop are now available to be viewed and will be screened during the British Science Festival in September. Find out more


School of Engineering News


WMG News

The British Science Festival is coming to Coventry and Warwickshire

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One of Europe’s largest science festivals is coming to town between September 10th and 13th.

With a schedule comprising more than 100 free events, activities and performances, the British Science Festival will “transform the region into a celebration of science and culture”.

The festival will feature talks from a selection of WMG experts, including Erik Kampert - Senior Research Fellow, Dave Greenwood – Professor of Advanced Propulsion Systems, Mark Williams – Professor of Metrology and Alan Chalmers – Professor of Visualisation.

Held in partnership with the University of Warwick, the programme highlights local strength in digital technologies, smart cities and the future of energy and healthcare.

There’s a special emphasis on the fun, thought-provoking, and societal aspects of science to show how it’s not just confined to laboratories, but something that’s all around us.

Plus, there will be a special filming of The Sky at Night: Question Time with Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Professor Chris Lintott.

Other highlights include interactive experiences like a live 3-D psychedelic show and festival carpool in a driverless pod, discussions on how ‘gaming becomes gambling’, how AI could revolutionise cancer treatment, and how to tackle food poverty with food writer Jack Monroe.

Not to mention, a mud kitchen and tea-blending for adults and a takeover of Coventry’s FarGo Village with comedy, artistic workshops and an escape room.

Book here.


Maths

Mathematics at Warwick ranked 10th in world

Mathematics at Warwick has been ranked 10th amongst Mathematics departments in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/mathematics.html), improving its position by one place since 2018.

Wed 21 Aug 2019, 10:25 | Tags: Mathematics, Faculty of Science

News from Medical School

Congratulations to Dr Debbi Marais, who has recently gained recognition as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA/Advance HE)

Congratulations to Dr Debbi Marais, who has recently gained recognition as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA/Advance HE) through the Warwick Academic and Professional Pathway for Experienced Staff.

All HEA Fellows have, through their applications, demonstrated a personal commitment to learning and teaching in higher education. Further information can be found here.

Wed 14 Aug 2019, 12:31 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Psychology