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Big Data & Data Science Conference with Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro – 26/05/2016 – Sophia Antipolis

Data ScienceTech Institute and Dr Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro are proud to invite you to a day of talks and debate over a Data Science and Big Data Conference,
on May 26th 2016, in DSTI Sophia-Antipolis Campus.

Can’t make it on-site? No problem!
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Morning – 10am: Keynote by Dr Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro

During the morning, Gregory will give a talk followed by Q&A and open discussions.

Afternoon – 2pm – 6pm: Open Round-Tables Discussions

  • Contributions of Applied Mathematics to Data Science

    For this topic, discussions will, of course, take place on machine & deep learning, but they will also encompass other numerical approaches: data assimilation, system dynamics, game theory, harmonic analysis or nature-inspired techniques, gathered from physics and biology.
    The beauty of Data Science is to draw ideas and techniques from many scientific fields and as such raises the question: should we take the time to educate and train Data Scientists in becoming polymaths?

  • Cross-contributions between Human and Social Sciences (HSS) and Data Science / Big Data

    HSS researchers and practitioners have been working for a long time on the duet “large datasets” and “understanding human behaviour”.
    At a time where 50% of job offers in Data Science and Big Data Analytics are made on “customer/user knowledge”, it is of utmost importance that these new profiles take into account the research contributions made in Human and Social Sciences. The Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, with its “Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société”, is a good and local example in building cross-fertilisation of these fields.

  • Big Data at the core of Ethics and Law in the 21st century: cyber-criminality and cyber-surveillance

    In our 21st century when lawyers and law-makers imagine, design and vote bills such as the Patriot Act, the Safe Harbor or the Data Protection” EU Directive”, which call and organise date collection and surveillance, one can only observe an increase in cyber-criminality, being of primary (attack on information systems) or secondary form (using technology for criminal purposes).
    How can law-makers can and must work along with technology specialists in a multipolar world under permanent geopolitical stress?