Data Science Campus Seminar Series

The Data Science Campus seminar series is a friendly and informal space for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and cross-government data science community. The seminars aim to highlight cuttingedge data science techniques, discuss projects and reflect on the challenges within data science.   

We host speakers from across the ONS, other government departments, academia, industry and more. A list of previous speakers is available this page.  

The seminars will run once a month at 2pm on Microsoft Teams. Seminars will be followed by time of discussion.  

Getting involved

If you would like to present at the Seminar Series, please contact the Data Science Campus, with “Data Science Seminar Series” in the title, an abstract of your talk and a short bio.

Upcoming seminars

You can register for upcoming seminars using Eventbrite.

More seminars will be announced soon.

Previous seminars

Presentation slides from some previous seminars are available by contacting the Data Science Campus.

11 May 2021Using Data Science and AI to address Domestic Abuse and COVID-19 in Humanitarian Settings

Alice Piterova, AI for Good

Billy Zhao, AI for Good Simulator


5 May 2021

Mapping vulnerability in a pandemic


Mike Page and Dr Matt Thomas, British Red Cross
20 April 2021Rules for building formal models that use fast-and-frugal heuristics, extending the psychological study of classification to the real world of uncertainty. Dr Özgür Şimşek, University of Bath
16 March 2021Recomp sustained value extraction from analytics by recurring, selective re-computation. Professor Paolo Missier, Newcastle University
24 February 2021 Dark Data: Why What You Don’t Know MattersProfessor David Hand, Imperial College, London
17 February 2020Network Time SeriesGuy Nason
26 February 2020A few consultancy studies by GeolytixNeil Farricker and Christoph Mulligann
30 January 2020Managing Gender Change Information on Immutable Blockchain within GDPRImtiaz Khan
11 December 2019Intro to Complexity Science and Complexity EconomicsTom Wilkinson
4 December 2019Using alternative data sources to produce consumer price indicesLiam Greenhough and Lefteris Karachalias
6 November 2019Some applications for Spatial Network Analysis: transport, accessibility, health, communities, economics and classification of regionsDr Crispin Cooper
23 October 2019Conception X Entrepreneurship Programme: Turning PhDs into Venture Scientists during their DegreeDr Riam Kanso, CEO of
Conception X
9 October 2019Outlier Detection for CensusFrantisek Hajnovic and Alessandra Sozzi, Office for National Statistics
25 September 2019Unlocking Potential – Exploring Talent Management in the Data Science CampusAlison Adams, ONS Data Science Campus
17 July 2019Using Machine Learning to predict survey variables onto an admin datasetEmily Tew, ONS Data Science Campus
3 July 2019Faster indicators – an example from Public HealthRoger Morbey, Public Health England
19 June 2019Making text count for Macroeconomics: Insights from High Frequency, Naturally Occurring Big DataArthur Turrell, Bank of England
22 May 2019Building Skills for DAPIsabela Breton
15 May 2019How complexity and big data can resolve the crisis in economicsDoyne Farmer, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School
26 April 2019Accelerating Digital Health Sciences through Advanced Informatics and Analytics for Clinical Excellence (ADVANCE)Hongfang Liu, Mayo Clinic, USA
10 April 2019bibInsight: Making sense of research, and planning for the futureKaren Tingay, Swansea University
27 March 2019Evolutionary dataset optimisation: learning algorithm quality through evolutionHenry Wilde, Cardiff University
26 March 2019Casting Vector Time Series:  Forecasting, Imputation, and Signal Extraction In the Context of Big DataTucker McElroy, US Census Bureau
20 March 2019IT Infrastructure for a Data Science CampusDavid Pugh and Craig Pritchard, ONS Data Science Campus
14 March 2019AI and Business development at Stena LineLars Carlsson, Head of AI at Stena Line
30 January 2019Analytics applications to financial regulationIsobel Seabrook and Marek Biernacki, Financial Conduct Authority
22 January 2019Using Deep Learning for automatic identification of non-agricultural land covers in parcels from aerial photographs and radio frequency interference noise locations on sentinel-1 radar imagesSanjay Rana, Rural Payments Agency
16 January 2019Optimus – turning free text lists into hierarchical dataGareth Clews, Senior Data Scientist, ONS Data Science Campus