IDSAI Data Science Week 2022
Following on from their successful Day of Ideas, IDSAI recently held its Data Science Week 2022 – a series of presentations and networking events which saw colleagues from Exeter and other leading universities come together to share their work. Topics ranged from the role of climate and weather in supporting resilience decision-making (Professor Chris Dent from the University of Edinburgh), to a fascinating presentation on VespAlert, Penryn’s Applied Ecology in the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) project designed to develop an automated optical detection system, with the aim of preventing the establishment of Asian hornets in the UK.
DCE lead Professor Tim Dodwell gave a lively and thought-provoking presentation on bridging the gap between the academic and commercial worlds, sharing a wealth of experience gained from establishing spin-off company digiLab. An innovation company delivering next-generation data science, digiLab aims to create competitive advantage for businesses by enabling them to exploit the value locked in their models and data, through the creation of customisable Digital Twin solutions.
Along with Dan Hatfield, a digiLab Director with 25 years international experience in the technology sector, Tim invited the audience to look beyond the purely academic and consider how high-level research conducted by colleagues in both IDSAI and the DCE group can be applied to real-world situations, to the benefit of all.
Interesting, varied and lively sessions and an opportunity to chat to colleagues and share research intelligence, all fortified by some excellent refreshment – a truly stimulating week that was enjoyed by all.