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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.



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

, Calman Learning Centre - Science Site - Durham

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IDAS Launch Event

(23 Aug 2019) » IDAS Launch Event

Bubblemania - to burst or not to burst

(23 Aug 2019) » Bubblemania - to burst or not to burst