The University of Liverpool SIAM-IMA Student Chapter's inaugural Early Career Researcher Conference.
Elizabeth Gidney Room, Liverpool Guild of Students, April 3-5, 2019
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About the conference
The University of Liverpool SIAM-IMA Student Chapter are proud to announce their inaugural Liverpool Early Career Researcher conference, to be hosted at the University of Liverpool from 3rd-5th April 2019. The focus of this conference will be data science and its applications. This conference is co-organised with the Liverpool Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare, the Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics (University of Liverpool), the Department of Mathematical Sciences (University of Liverpool), Liverpool Hope University, and the Royal Statistical Society.
The aim of this conference is to bring together a community of people interested in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence and their applications to statistics, health and life sciences. We also aim to showcase the engagement opportunities and career prospects in data science. To highlight the variety of research within this field we have invited a broad list of distinguished speakers from both industrial and academic backgrounds. A list of the keynote speakers alongside a short biography can be found here (Speaker Profiles).
The afternoon session on Wednesday 3rd April is organised by the Royal Statistical Society, showcasing the society as well as careers and engagement opportunities.
On the afternoon of Thursday 4th there will be an Unconference. The Unconference is an interactive session putting control of the programme in the hands of the delegates. The ECR conference aims to attract interesting people with varying interests in data science, the unconference will give everyone a chance to find the people they want to hear from and discuss further. The main principle is that anyone can lead a session on any topic, if enough people are interested. A notice board will be used to gather proposed topics and allocate sessions. One of the sessions during the Unconference will be a careers talk from the IMA University Liason Officer, Erica Tyson. Further information and detailed instructions will be explained fully on the day.
In addition to the keynote speakers there are spaces available for parallel session talks and posters. We welcome contributions from all early career researchers. Posters can be presented on any of the three days, and contributed talks will make up a parallel session on Friday 5th April. The submission deadline for talks and posters is 18th March. We ask interested participants to specify whether they wish to be considered for a talk or a poster, and to submit a title and brief abstract.
For details of the full programme and timetable please click here (Programme). Note that this programme may be subject to small changes, a final programme will be released closer to the date of the conference.
On Wednesday 3rd April we are partnering with MathsJam (click here for more information) to organise a social event in the evening. The conference meal will take place on Thursday 4th April at The Refinery Liverpool. Before the meal there will be a poster and wine reception.
The registration fee is £10 per day with a discounted price for those attending all three days of £25. We appreciate that some people may not be able to claim expenses from a department budget/grant (such as undergraduate/masters students), and therefore there are a few scholarships available to cover the conference fee. If you require a scholarship please email the organising committee on email@example.com before registering for the event.
Participants are invited to the conference meal which requires a contribution of £20 for a three course meal and a drink. The remainder of the meal cost will be covered by the conference.
Conference attendance is open to all. We particularly encourage attendance from early career researchers and those interested in research careers. If you are interested in attending the event please register via the University of Liverpool online store using this link (Payment). The deadline for registration is March 20th. If you have any queries please contact the organising committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christopher Overton, PhD Student | Liverpool Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare, University of Liverpool
Michael Roberts, PhD Student | Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool
James Wright, PhD Student | Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool
Marianne Scott, PhD Student | Liverpool Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare, University of Liverpool
Graham Reeve, Lecturer | Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Liverpool Hope University
The conference will be held in the Liverpool Guild of Students.
Prof. Nick Higham
Nick Higham is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Mancester. Nick is a longstanding member of SIAM, serving as President of SIAM 2017-2018 and currently SIAM Past President. His research interests include numerical analysis and scientific computing.
Dr. Richard Pinch
Richard Pinch is currently Vice-President (Profession and Industry) of the IMA, and a researcher at the Heilbronn Institute in Bristol. He recently retired from GCHQ where he was Head of Profession for Mathematics and founding Head of Research at the Heilbronn Institute; he had previously held research at teaching positions at Cambridge and Glasgow universities. His mathematical interests are in number theory and algebraic combinatorics, especially their computational aspects.
Dr. Xiaowei Huang
Xiaowei Huang is Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. Prior to joining Liverpool he has held positions at University of Oxford, University of New South Wales, and Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include neural network-based deep learning and autonomous multi-agent systems.
Dr. Edward Pyzer-Knapp
Edward Pyzer-Knapp is the Research Lead for machine learning and artificial inteligence at the IBM Research Hartree Centre. Before joining IBM Research he obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge before moving to Harvard where he was in charge of the day-to-day running of the Harvard Clean Energy Project. Recently, Edward was given the honorary position of Visiting Professor of Industrially Applied AI at the University of Liverpool.
Prof. Simon Maskell
Simon Maskell is Professor of Autonomous Systems at the University of Liverpool. His research interests are focused on developing ground-breaking algorithmic solutions that can be translated into tangible advantage across multiple sectors in both industry and government. Simon is also the Director of the Liverpool Big Data Network.
Dr. David Hughes
David Hughes is an MRC funded UKRI Innovation Fellow with the Biostatistics Department at the University of Liverpool. His work involves approximate computationally efficient methods of estimating mixed models for multivariate longitudinal data. The focus of this work is on clinical risk prediction methods, and covers applications involving diabetes, epilepsy and liver cancer.
Dr. Maria Angela Ferrario
Maria Ferrario is Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change at the University of Lancaster. Before joining Lancaster she was a project manager with the European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology. Maria's research includes investigating human values in computing and the role of digital technology in environmental and societal changes.
Prof. Andy Jones
Andy Jones is a Professor of Bioinformatics in the Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool. His research group generates new approaches for analysing omics data, particularly related to proteins and using mass spectrometry. He is also joint Director of the Computational Biology Facility at the University.
3rd-5th April 2019
Presentation/Poster Submission Deadline
18th March 2019
Presentation/Poster Feedback Date
20th March 2019
20th March 2019
The book of abstracts can be found here (Abstracts)
We invite submission of presentations to be given as part of parallel sessions. The rough themes of these sessions will be deep learning, healthcare, and geography and the environment, however all submission are welcome. If you would like to enquire about a potential talk please contact the organising committee email@example.com.
To submit your talk please enter your title and abstract into the appropriate boxes when registering on the online store (Payment). There are no sepcific requirements for structure of the abstracts, please just give a brief description of the work you wish to present.
If you would prefer to register after your talk is accepted please email the organising committee with your title and abstract.
The deadline for submission of presentations is 18th March 2019, with feedback provided soon after.
We welcome posters from all relevant topics. To submit a poster please enter the title and brief abstract when registering for the event. The posters will be presented during a poster and wine reception on Thursday 4th April, and there will also be opportunities to discuss the posters during the lunch breaks. The deadline for poster submission is 18th March 2019.
To register for this event please follow this link to the University of Liverpool online store (Payment).
The registration fee is £10 per day, with a discounted rate of £25 for those attending all three days. We appreciate that some people may not be able to claim expenses from a department budget/grant (such as undergraduate/masters students), and therefore there are a number of scholarships available to cover the conference fee. If you require a scholarship please email the organising committee on firstname.lastname@example.org before registering for the event.
If you are interested in contributing a presentation or poster please express your interest in the relevant section when registering for the event and upload a title and brief abstract.
For those attending on Thursday 4th April there will be a three course conference meal held at The Refinery, Liverpool. We ask for a contribution of £20 to be paid towards this meal and a drink, and the conference will cover the deficit. There is an option to express interest and pay this on the online store. If you have already registered and now wish to attend the meal please email the organising committee.
The organising committee look forward to welcoming you in April!