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Durham University

Institute for Data Science

Institute for Data Science

IDAS is Durham University’s multidisciplinary platform for new ideas in Data Science, cutting across the silos of subject-specific knowledge and aiming to transform our view of the world surrounding us – nature, society, and culture.



IDAS invites applications for funding of interdisciplinary research projects

IDAS invites applications by its associates for the funding of interdisciplinary research projects. The applications should not be longer than 2,500 words, the deadline is 16.10..

(11 Oct 2019) » More about IDAS seedcorn funding

IDAS Inaugural Workshop exhibits breadth and depth of Data Science at Durham University

More than 80 acacemics across all four faculties attended the Inaugural Workshop of Durham's new Institute for Data Science (IDAS). More than 30 talks covered a huge range of exciting topics, from Music to Quantum Physics. They include legal and ethical questions and had multiple connections to current trends in research and the wider society. 

(30 Sep 2019) » More about IDAS Inaugural Workshop

First Computer Science publication from an IDAS Academic

Tobias Weinzierl recently published his work on "A high-level characterisation and generalisation of communication-avoiding programming techniques" focusing on the impact of internal communication on highly parallel modern hardware architectures. In order to increase the efficiency the avoidance of such communication becomes a defining task.

(27 Sep 2019) » More about First Computer Science publication

First IDAS paper on arXiv

On June 6 2019, the first paper co-authored by one of our IDAS students was on the arXiv. It investigates the creation of fake texts based on speech patterns in the UN assembly. Joe and his collaborator found that a few hours of training and computing resources worth less than £10 are sufficient to produce credible texts on a large array of topics.

Their work has quickly been taken up by the Techcrunch and the MIT Technology Review.

(10 Jun 2019)

IDAS has officially been approved by the University Research Committee

(10 May 2019)

IDAS Launch

Monday 30th September 2019, 9:00am - 6:30pm, OCW 017 - Ogden Centre West - Science Site

Bubblemania – to burst or not to burst

Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Saturday 4th April 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Calman Learning Centre - Science Site - Durham

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Bubblemania - to burst or not to burst

(16 Oct 2019) » Bubblemania - to burst or not to burst