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Challenges in Big Data – A Cambridge Perspective

31st October 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We are in an age of increasing data volumes, with an ability to measure and store data on a scale never before seen. Across all areas of research, new approaches in collection, processing, storage and analysis, are required in order to derive new knowledge and deliver benefits from our unprecedented access to information. This afternoon symposium will officially launch the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative. Four speakers from across Cambridge, in fields from astronomy to the social sciences, will present their work and, in a panel discussion, identify the key challenges that define the Big Data revolution. A drinks reception will follow.
13:30-14:00 Registration and coffee
14:00-17:00 Talks and panel discussion chaired by Professor Paul Alexander, Chair of Cambridge Big Data.
Confirmed speakers: Professor Anna Vignoles (Faculty of Education), Dr Florian Markowetz (Cancer Research UK-Cambridge Institute), Dr Kevin O’Holleran (Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre), Professor Mike Hobson (Department of Physics)
17:00-18:00 Drinks reception
This event is open only to registered participants, and places are limited. To register please visit


31st October 2014
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Cambridge Big Data
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Sainsbury Laboratory
47 Bateman Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1LR United Kingdom
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01223 761100
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