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Discover more about upcoming and past DSI events

The Data Science Institute is established to work alongside the academic departments across the School to foster the study of data science and new forms of data. Data Science Institute events focus on this mission, with an emphasis on the social, economic and political aspects of data.

How to study data science at LSE

24 September 2021 (10:00 - 11:00)
FAW 9.04

Interested in data science? Need advice on which courses to select? Looking for training opportunities? This event is your chance to find out how to get involved with data science at LSE.

Information on courses, workshops and digital training will be provided by speakers from a range of Departments and there will be a chance for you to ask questions on everything from prerequisites to Python.

Discover LSE's exciting data science courses in presentations from the Department of Methodology, Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics that will explain course content, readling lists and prerequisites. Then learn about opportunities to access training in data science from the Digital Skills Lab and brand new modules from the Data Science Institute.

Please send any questions to and remember to check COVID-19 advice before coming onto Campus.


CIVICA Data Science Seminar Series

This multi-disciplinary series is shared by partner institutions of the CIVICA network and focuses on the social, economic and political applications of data science.

These seminars allows researchers to share original work, new work or work in progress in order to get comments and suggestions. Recordings of the events are made available on the LSE Data Science Institute YouTube channel.


Next in the series: 'Understanding Beautiful Places and Wellbeing with AI'

Professor Suzy Moat
Co-director of the Data Science Lab, Warwick Business School

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Watch recordings of past seminars

Past events

How can we do good science with models?
Wednesday 3 March 2021

The DSI was very pleased to contribute to the LSE Festival 2021 through Dr Erica Thompson taking part in the 'Festival Shorts' series.

Given their power to influence the world, Erica discusses how we can ensure that mathematical models are developed in a transparent and accountable way, providing information that is useful and relevant without being over-confident or subject to hidden bias.

A recording of Erica's Festival Short is now available.

LSESU Data Science Weekend
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February 2021

This was the inaugural flagship event of the LSESU Data Science Society. As the cornerstone of data science activity at LSE, the DSI part-sponsored this event.

The event took the form of both conference and hackathon to showcase interesting career areas in data science, finance and consulting.

The LSESU Data Science Society organise eventsprojects and a community platform to introduce members to the applications of data science in different fields and industries, and have built a community for LSE students to learn, accelerate and support each other on their data science journeys.

Building Resilience Through Data Centricity
Tuesday 2 February 2021

The DSI was honoured to host this fireside chat with Jacky Wright (Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US) as our first online public event.

Jacky Wright is widely recognised as a transformational global leader, innovative technologist and recognized STEM advocate. Jacky leads teams to help businesses leverage technology to drive innovation, adopt sustainable and accessible business models, and digitally transform.

The event was chaired by Professor Ken Benoit, Director of the LSE Data Science Institute. The podcast recording of this event is now available.