Prof. Fionn Murtagh- Professor of Data Science, University of Derby, and Goldsmiths University of London

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    Presentation Title:

    New Challenges and Opportunities in Data Analytics, including Evaluation of Research and Innovation

    Presentation Synopsis:

    Burgeoning challenges in Big Data and data analytics include the following: ad hoc data collection; selection bias in social media, in biomedical research and elsewhere; not quantitative aspects alone but also qualitative; and the need to rehabilitate the individual. In various domains of application, we address these issues in promising and productive ways, through both narratives of lives and the lives of narratives. Thus we consider qualitative as well as quantitative data and information. It is recognised how the synthesis of data and information plays a major role in inductive reasoning, involved through and through in what can be characterized as the visualization and the verbalization of data. Attention is focused, here in particular, on the assessment of research and the innovation that can and should be hand in hand with research. This is motivated strongly by our editorial and related roles in many leading research journals, and our assessment work for research funding agencies in the UK, and many other countries globally.

    Speaker Bio:

    Prof. Fionn Murtagh’s degrees in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematical Statistics are from Dublin and Paris. He served for 12 years with the European Space Agency, based at the European Southern Observatory in Garching bei München. For a number of years he directed ICT, Engineering, and many other fields at Science Foundation Ireland. He also managed Energy when the remit was obtained. He advised Government Ministers in related areas. Fionn is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and a Member of Academia Europaea, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition, and of other professional bodies. He has been Professor of Computer Science, including Head of Department and Head of School in universities in Northern Ireland, England and France. He is now Professor of Data Science, undertaking scholarlship with impact in many domains. In Engineers Ireland (Cumann na nInnealtóirí), Fionn is Cathaoirleach ar An Roth.

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