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Seminar Series

The DSI runs a regular seminar series in data science that spans different disciplines, with a variety of approaches. Seminars in 2020-21 are run online and as part of an interdisciplinary consortium through the data science research strand of the CIVICA network, of which LSE is a partner.

How to Detect Fake News Before it is Written - 21 April 2021

How to detect fake news before it is written
Wednesday 21 April 2021, 3.00-4.00pm (UK)

Speakers

Preslav Nakov

Dr Preslav Nakov
Principal Scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

 

AGENDA
3.00pm (UK) - Welcome Introduction
Professor Slava Jankin, the Hertie School
Setting the scene: brief intro to the speaker and his research

3.05pm - Seminar Session
Dr Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute
'How to detect fake news before it is written'

3.45pm - Research Discussion
Q&A / Discussion of the research

4.00pm - Announcement
Upcoming seminar in the series and other announcements

For more information and TO REGISTER click HERE

 

Negotiating with AI: Fairness in the Labor Market - 7 April 2021

Negotiating with AI: Fairness in the Labor Market
Wednesday 7 April 2021, 3.00-4.00 (UK)

Speakers

Christo Wilson

Professor Christo Wilson
Associate Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University

Giacomo Calzolari

Professor Giocomo Calzolari
European University Institute


AGENDA
3.00pm (UK) - Welcome Introduction
Professor Giacomo Calzolari, European University Institute
Setting the scene: brief intro to the speaker and his research

3.05pm - Seminar Session
Professor Christo Wilson, Northeastern University
'Negotiating with AI: Fairness in the Labor Market'

3.35pm - Research Discussion
Q&A / Discussion on the research

4.00pm - Announcement
Upcoming seminar in the series and other announcements

More information HERE

Tracking Covid-19 with the Financial Times - 24 March 2021

Tracking Covid-19 with the Financial Times
Wednesday 24 March 2021, 3.00-4.00pm (UK)

Speaker

johnmurdoch

John Burn-Murdoch
The Financial Times Senior Data Visualisation Journalist


AGENDA
3.00pm (UK) - Welcome Introduction
Professor Ken Benoit, LSE Data Science Institute Director
Setting the scene: Brief introduction to the speaker and his project

3.02pm - Seminar Session 
John Burn-Murdoch, the Financial Times
'Tracking Covid-19 with the Financial Times' 

3.45pm - Research Discussion
Q&A / Discussion on the research

4.00pm - Announcement
Upcoming seminar in the series and other announcements

In case you missed it, the podcast will be available soon.

Can Police Diversity Improve Police-Civilian Interactions? - 17 March 2021

Can Police Diversity Improve Police-Civilian Interactions?
Wednesday 17 March 2021, 3.00-4.00pm (UK)

Speaker

Roman Rivera

Roman Rivera
PhD Researcher, Department of Economics, Columbia University

AGENDA

3.00pm (UK) - Welcome Introduction
Prof. Slava Jankin, Hertie School Data Science Lab
Setting the scene: brief intro to the speaker and his research

3.05pm - Seminar Session
Roman Rivera, Columbia University
'The Role of Officer Race and Gender in Police-Civilian Interactions in Chicago' 

3.35pm - Research Discussion
Q&A / Discussion on the research

4.00pm - Announcement
Upcoming seminars in the series and other announcements

More information here

In case you missed it, the podcast will be made available soon.

Data Science Seminar Series Launch Event - 24 February 2021

Data Science in the Time of Coronavirus and What Happens After
Wednesday 24 February 2021, 3.00pm-4.30pm (UK) 

The launch event will feature a round table discussion on 'Data Science and Digital Transformation in the Time of Coronavirus, and What Happens After'. Four notable experts from academia, government and business will give their perspectives on how social data science is being used to tackly the problems of the twenty-first century, and their thoughts on how the rapid transformations we have seen over the last year will result in lasting changes. 

The session will be chaired by Professor Slava Jankin, Director of the Hertie School Data Science Lab, and Professor Ken Benoit, Director of the LSE Data Science Institute. 

Hertie School and LSE are among Europe's leading social science research institutions, brought together by the CIVICA research network which will be funding ongoing programmes in data science for social applications. 

CHAIRS

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Professor Ken Benoit
Director of the LSE Data Science Institute

Slava Jankin

Professor Slava Jankin
Director of the Hertie School Data Science Lab


SPEAKERS

Martin Waehlisch

Martin Waehlisch
Innovation Cell Lead, United Nations DPPA

Caroline King

Dr Caroline King
Global Head of Government Affairs, SAP

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James Palmer
Principal, Data Innovation Hub, OfCom 

James Hetherington cropped

Dr James Hetherington
Director of Data Science in Practice, The Alan Turing Institute

 

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Dr Erica Thompson
Senior Policy Fellow, LSE Data Science Institute

 

AGENDA

3.00pm (UK) - Welcome Introduction
Prof. Slava Jankin, Hertie School Data Science Lab
Setting the scene: Context and Goals for the CIVICA Data Science Seminar Series

3.10pm - Institutional Update
Introducing CIVICA Partner Institutions' Directors

3.20pm - Round Table Discussion

Chair: Prof. Ken Benoit, LSE Data Science Institute
Topic: Data Science and Digital Transformation in the Time of Coronavirus and What Happens After

Panelists:

  • Dr Caroline King, Global Head Business Development, Government Affairs, SAP

  • James Palmer, Principal, Data Innovation Hub, OfCom

  • Martin Waehlisch, Head of Innovation Cell, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, the United Nations

  • Dr James Hetherington, Director of Data Science in Practice, The Alan Turing Institute

4.25pm - Announcement 
Dr Erica Thompson, LSE Data Science Institute
Closing remarks 

Podcast coming soon

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