Data Science Seminar Series

In June 2017, the Data Science Campus simultaneously launched the Data Science Seminar series. To date, they have been a great success.

The Data Science seminar series is a friendly and informal space for the ONS data science community to share knowledge and discuss projects, innovation and challenges in data science.

Speakers present research developments fortnightly at lunch time, with plenty of time for discussion. The seminars run at the Data Science Campus, in Newport, with live streaming to all ONS sites.

How to get involved

Please contact us at should you need further information about the seminar series, or if you would like to present at the Data Science Lunches or Data Science Open.

Upcoming events

Date Title Speaker Booking
19 June 2019 Making text count for Macroeconomics: Insights from High Frequency, Naturally Occurring Big Data Arthur Turrell, Bank of England Book here (internal ONS only)
3 July 2019 Faster indicators – an example from Public Health Roger Morbey, Public Health England Book here (internal ONS only)
17 July 2019 Using Machine Learning to predict survey variables onto an admin dataset Emily Tew, ONS Data Science Campus Book here (internal ONS only)


Date Title Speaker
22 May 2019 Building Skills for DAP Isabela Breton
15 May 2019 How complexity and big data can resolve the crisis in economics Doyne Farmer, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School
26 April 2019 Accelerating Digital Health Sciences through Advanced Informatics and Analytics for Clinical Excellence (ADVANCE) Hongfang Liu, Mayo Clinic, USA

Previous  Talks

Date Talk Speaker
10 April 2019 bibInsight: Making sense of research, and planning for the future Karen Tingay, Swansea University
27 March 2019 Evolutionary dataset optimisation: learning algorithm quality through evolution Henry Wilde, Cardiff University
26 March 2019 Casting Vector Time Series:  Forecasting, Imputation, and Signal Extraction In the Context of Big Data Tucker McElroy, US Census Bureau
20 March 2019 IT Infrastructure for a Data Science Campus David Pugh and Craig Pritchard, ONS Data Science Campus
14 March 2019 AI and Business development at Stena Line Lars Carlsson, Head of AI at Stena Line
30 January 2019 Analytics applications to financial regulation Isobel Seabrook and Marek Biernacki, Financial Conduct Authority
22 January 2019 Using 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 images Sanjay Rana, Rural Payments Agency
16 January 2019 Optimus – turning free text lists into hierarchical data Gareth Clews, Senior Data Scientist, ONS Data Science Campus