CPD and DSI’s Winter Schools in data science “going from strength to strength”

As Gemma Ralton of  Imperial’s Faculty of Engineering reports, CPD’s ongoing collaboration with the Data Science Institute continues to go from strength to strength, with over 80 students attending two different winter schools in January and February, to learn more about data science and artificial intelligence.

Both Winter Schools recruited the top student talent from universities in the UK and China; with 49 students attending the Data Science Online Winter School, during which they were introduced to the concept of data science by hearing from industry experts on common data science applications and worked in teams towards a technical project.

38 students took part in the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Business Innovation Winter School and learnt about the role of AI and data science in driving a new era of innovation in many fields including industry and business.

Lectures were delivered by various members of the DSI team and included introductions to natural language processing by Dr Jingqing Zhang, machine learning by Dr Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye and blockchain technology Dr Kai Sun. Students also heard lectures in artificial intelligence from Professor Yi-Ke Guo, data science entrepreneurship from Dr Mark Kennedy and robotics and AI in engineering design from Professor Peter Childs.

Our Head of CPD, Betty Yue continues to be impressed with the quality of students and high standard of work produced,

“The winter schools are going from strength to strength, attracting quality students from top China universities as well as from UK Russell Group universities. I’m particularly impressed with the students group project presentations, seeing the high standard of the work they produced in such a short time frame.  Thanks to the DSI teaching faculty and supervisors for giving their time and dedication to provide an excellent learning experience for the students.”

Further information on the winter schools, can be found on our website.


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