Foundations of Data Science II - December 5th (AM)

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Foundations of Data Science II - December 5th (AM)

Enterprise Alliance careers panel and the Accidental Academic

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Day 1 (AM session) - Foundations of Data Science II (Monday 6th December)

10.45am: Sean Arkins, Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering (UL) Topic: Welcome & opening remarks.

11.00am: Prof Norma Bargary (UL) Keynote Address. Topic: The Accidental Academic

Brief synopsis : This talk will give an overview of the evolution of my career to date, from dropping out of university to my current role.

Speaker biography: Norma Bargary is Professor of Data Science and Statistical Learning at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research centres on the development of statistical models for large, high-dimensional and complex data that are measured continuously in time (e.g. data measured using sensors, human movement data, etc.). She works with collaborators across a range of fields such as medicine, biology, sports science, psychology, chemistry, and with industry partners. She has a leading role in several national centres of excellence including: Principal Investigator in Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing, Modelling Theme Lead and Funded Investigator in the Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) and Funded Investigator in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. She is co-Director of the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) at UL, and is the UL Vice-Director of the SFI Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science. Her work has been funded by SFI, Enterprise Ireland, EU (FP7, H2020, Erasmus+) and industry, totalling in excess of €16M. She is currently PI on an SFI Frontiers of the Future grant and 3 targeted projects with J&J, Becton-Dickinson and Medtronic. She is also a Royal Statistical Society statistical ambassador.

11.30am: Panel discussion with: Prof Norma Bargary (UL), Stephania Kigadye (Analog Devices) , Robert Forde (UL Hospitals), Hubert Misztela (Novartis), Damon Warnock (Alkermes). Topic: Journeys through data science: advice to a budding data scientist.

Please note 0.5 of a training day will be deducted from the annual training allowance for each Enterprise Alliance attendee