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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.




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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)



News Feed: Conferences

Bubblemania - to burst or not to burst

(13 Dec 2019) » Bubblemania - to burst or not to burst


News Feed: Seminars

13.12.2019 Data Science Forum: Soil Mapping with Remote Sensing

13.12.2019 Data Science Forum: Soil Mapping with Remote Sensing

17.1.2020 Data Science at Vianet

17.1.2020 Data Science at Vianet

24.1.2020 Data Science Seminar: Modelling self-organisation of plasmas

24.1.2020 Data Science Seminar: Modelling self-organisation of plasmas

31.1.2020 Data Science Forum: Bayesian Forecasting and Dynamic Linear Models

31.1.2020 Data Science Forum: Bayesian Forecasting and Dynamic Linear Models

7.2.2020 Data Science Forum: Digital Connectivity and Data in Refugee Governance

7.2.2020 Data Science Forum: Digital Connectivity and Data in Refugee Governance

13.3.2020 Data Science Colloquium

13.3.2020 Data Science Colloquium

20.3.2020 Data Science Colloquium: Conflict Modelling with Multi-Layer Networked Dynamics: Uncovering Interaction Structure and Causal Factors

20.3.2020 Data Science Colloquium: Conflict Modelling with Multi-Layer Networked Dynamics: Uncovering Interaction Structure and Causal Factors