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Expertise of the Centre’s researchers is in demand

Professor Berthold Lausen, Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Essex, and a researcher in the ‘Methodologies for Big Data’ stream within the BLGDRC is at the forefront of research into data analysis techniques and will attend several events this Autumn to share his knowledge and expertise.

The Royal Statistical Society’s annual conference takes place between 5th-8th September in Manchester. During the event Berthold has been invited to chair and participate in the session “Methods & Theory: Bench-marking in Clustering”.

Later in the month he will then travel to Augsburg in Germany for German Statistical Week 2016 between 13th-16th September. At the event Berthold will be a speaker in the plenary debate ‘Data Science and Statistics’ alongside Martin Goodson, Hans Peter Kriegel and Claus Weihs.

Next up Berthold will be a speaker at the second Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders taking place in Budapest between 20th – 21st October. The event brings together several prestigious organisations and is organised by Eurostat, the European Central Bank, the European Statistical Advisory Committee, the Federation of European National Statistical Societies and the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, with the involvement of the Hungarian Statistical Association. In his role as President Elect of the International Federation of Classification Societies, Berthold will present on ‘Ensembles of selected classifiers and clusters’ during the session ‘Big Data Analysis from Classification to Dimensional reduction’

Berthold will then, as Vice President of the European Association for Data Science (EuADS), contribute to the European Data Science Conference, which is the inaugural conference of EuADS, and is taking place between 7th – 8th November in Luxembourg. For this event he has also been a co-organiser for workshops focussing on the role of data science in medicine and healthcare (with a specific focus on open medical data and personalised medicine) and the question of what makes data science different from other fields such as statistics and how to define the methodological substance of the field.

Berthold Lausen said, “Data science is an important area of growth for the UK economy. Our Business and Local Government Data Research Centre and Essex Mathematical Sciences are working with Innovate UK to provide cutting edge knowledge transfer to data sciences companies. Our industrial partners provide excellent opportunities for our students and graduates and contribute to the development and delivery of our taught courses. I am looking forward to sharing some of this knowledge and best practice at the upcoming events.”

Across four partner universities, and in a variety of research streams, the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, based at the University of Essex, has researchers carrying out unique and influential research which can help businesses and organisations to deliver benefits to, and to empower, society. To find out more about how your organisation could benefit from the results of this research and access to data please contact us.