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Thursday 25th May 2017

Isaac Newton Institute

United Kingdom


Following its successful launch in May 2016 and the first annual user engagement/industry day held in November 2016, the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) was pleased to announce its first annual academic conference.
The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information is now fully operational with research studentships and a number of exciting collaborative projects underway. It accommodates research activity on fundamental mathematical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data. Data science research performed in the Institute is at the highest international level, aiming to extract the relevant information from large and high-dimensional data with a predictable certainty. For more detailed information on projects, please see the CCIMI website.

Aims and Objectives

This one day conference brought together those academics working to advance data science and provided an update on research and collaborations taking place at CCIMI, associated challenges and other potential collaborative opportunities, as well as highlighting projects being developed elsewhere.
The programme of talks covered the following areas:

  • High Dimensional Point Cloud Processing;
  • Analysing High-dimensional Data;
  • Statistics;
  • Optimisation.

There was a session for short “elevator pitches” from next generation researchers, who also had the opportunity to present more detail about their work in a poster exhibition, which ran during the lunch and the drinks/networking session. 
This event was of interest to participants including economists; social scientists; physicists; engineers; biomedical scientists as well as those working in statistics; pure, applied and computational analysis; quantum computing, cryptography, communication and security and those from data processing.

Registration and Venue

Talks were aimed at academics, and a mathematical background was assumed, however, attendees from industry and the public sector were welcome. 
The workshop took place at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge. Please see the Isaac Newton Institute website for further information about the venue.