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Wednesday 14th November 2018

Isaac Newton Institute

United Kingdom


The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) held its 3rd Industry engagement day in November 2018. This showcased the research that is being carried out at the Institute and presented an opportunity to hear in detail about some of the current project collaborations, other industry challenges and explore new potential collaborations.
This event followed the previous industry and academic engagement events delivered in 2016 and  2017.

The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information accommodates research activity on fundamental mathematical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data. Data science research performed in the Institute is at the highest international level, aiming to extract the relevant information from large and high-dimensional data with a predictable certainty. For more detailed information on projects, please see the CCIMI website.

Aims and Objectives

The main focus of this one day conference event was as an industrial engagement day that provided an update on research and collaborations taking place at the CCIMI, as well as presenting research being developed elsewhere.

The talks highlighted research taking place at CCIMI, with associated industrial engagements and looked to explore the big questions in data science where mathematics is most suited to help provide answers. There was a session hosted by CCIMI students which they developed and delivered as a group.

This event was of interest to participants including economists; social scientists; physicists; engineers; biomedical scientists as well as those working in statistics; pure, applied & computational analysis; quantum computing, cryptography, communication & security and those from data processing.

Poster Session

All delegates were invited to exhibit a poster. Students and early career researchers (within 7 years of completing their last degree) were particularly encouraged to bring a poster and discuss their work at an exhibition that ran during the lunch and networking sessions. A prize was awarded for the most enlightening poster by a student/ early career researcher and Ferdia Sherry from CCIMI was the lucky recipient. 


Photographs by Chris Loades

Registration and Venue

Attendance was free of charge.

The workshop took place at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge. Please see the Isaac Newton Institute website for further information about the venue.

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