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Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science

18 Mar 2019

News from UCL's Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science

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    UCL Selected to Hold STFC's 1st Data Science Summer School

    20th January 2018

    UCL will host STFC's 1st data science summer school, which will be held from the 17th July 2018 to 25th July 2018, and will host 120 students from STFC's national CDT network.

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    Group Projects Provided by Partner Organisations Underway

    11th January 2018

    The first year group projects provided and jointly overseen by NCC (computer security), TfL (public transport), ASOS (online fashion retail), ASI (data science consultancy) and The Economist Group (publishing) are now underway. All using data supplied by the companies and working on real world challenges they face, using cutting-edge machine learning techniques.

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    Data Security and Privacy Workshop Held at UCL

    10th January 2018

    A workshop was held at UCL on data security and privacy provided by our partner organisations NCC (world's largest cyber security company) and Privitar (world experts in data privacy), to provide our student's with a solid grounding in these two vital areas of data science.

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    Data on 400 million astronomical objects released

    10th January 2018

    Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which includes UCL Astrophysics Group (P&A) researchers, announce their first three years of data including information on about 400 million astronomical objects such as distant galaxies billions of light years away as well as stars in our own galaxy.

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    Industry Research Festival launches start of industry-challenge projects provided by our partner organisations

    13th December 2017

    The first Industry Research Festival has been held, where eight of our partner organisations proposed projects, which will be undertaken by the 1st year CDT students, to address real-world challenges faced by our partners.

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    Award to aid development of next-generation DIS techniques in collaboration with Australian researchers

    8th Deceember 2017

    Luke Pratley from MSSL at UCL has been awarded £10,000 from STFC to visit CSIRO and ICARA in Perth, Australia. New data science techniques from the framework of compressive sensing have been developed at UCL by Luke Pratley and Jason McEwen to image data from radio interferometric telescopes. These new techniques have been shown to work very well on real observations from existing telescopes. During the visit these techniques will be adapted and applied to image observations made by the Murchison Wide-Field Array (MWA) - a radio telescope attempting to detect the first stars forming in the Universe.

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    Lenovo dontate 15 laptops to the inaugural students at UCL's Centre for Doctoral Training

    20th November 2017

    Lenovo, one of the partner organisations of the Centre, have donated 15 laptops to this years intake. We would like to thank Lenovo for their genorisity and support for the Centre.

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    Lenovo press release announcing partnership with UCL in Artificial Intelligence

    14th November 2017

    Through collaboration with Lenovo, UCL researchers are aiming to apply AI to reconstruct particle trajectories from ATLAS much more efficiently than traditional methods.

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    Eight new PhD training centres to boost UK's data science expertise

    26th October 2017

    Data intensive science in the UK has received a major boost thanks to an investment of almost £10million to train the next generation of experts in this important research area.

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    Catching the first light from a gravitational wave event

    16th October 2017

    Light and gravitational waves produced by the same event - a pair of neutron stars exploding - have been detected for the first time by a huge international collaboration involving UCL researchers.

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    UCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science: Launch Event

    16th September 2017

    The launch event was attended by over 120 people, including academics, students and representatives from 25 partner organisations.

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    Accurately measuring the dark universe

    3rd August 2017

    The theory that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos has been confirmed by extremely accurate measurements from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration involving UCL scientists.

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    Getting to the bottom of the Higgs boson

    17th July 2017

    As the Large Hadron Collider at CERN continues probing the high-energy frontier of physics, a new feature of its greatest discovery so far has come into view, involving UCL scientists.

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    UCL wins bid to host STFC's first Centre for Doctoral Training

    13th February 2017

    After a very competitive selection process, UCL has been chosen by STFC to host the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Intensive Science, the first CDT funded by STFC.

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    STFC invests £1.3million in next generation of data-science experts

    9th February 2017

    Data intensive science in the UK has received a major boost thanks to an investment of more than £1million to train the next generation of experts in this research area.