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Thursday 13th June 2019

Centre for Mathematical Sciences

United Kingdom

A Research Conference of the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information


The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) was pleased to announce its third annual academic conference, which focussed on the academic interactions taking place related to Geometric and Topological Approaches to Data Analysis.

Launched in 2016, CCIMI accommodates research activity on fundamental mathematical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data. Data science research performed in the Institute is of the highest international level, aiming to extract the relevant information from large and high-dimensional data with a predictable certainty.

This event followed previous successful academic and industrial engagement events, which focused on different aspects related to the mathematics of information. Details about the previous engagement events developed by the Newton Gateway is available under the Gateway Initiatives webpage

Aims and Objectives

This one day conference brought together those academics working to advance data science and provided an update on the research and collaborations taking place at CCIMI, associated challenges and other potential collaborative opportunities, as well as highlighting projects being developed elsewhere related to data analysis.

The talks covered:

  • Diffeomorphic Learning
  • Data Analysis
  • Geometric Inverse Problems
  • Sampling with Confidence
  • Optimal Transport in Data Sciences
  • Nonlocal Inverse Problems.

There was a session for short “elevator pitches” from next generation researchers, who will also have the opportunity to present more detail about their work in a poster exhibition, which will run during the lunch and the drinks/networking session. 

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


There was a poster exhibition running alongside the workshop and during the drinks reception. Students and early career researchers (within 7 years of completing their last degree) were particularly encouraged to bring a poster and discuss their work during the networking sessions. A prize was awarded for the most enlightening poster by a student/ early career researcher. 
If you would like to submit a poster please indicate this on the registration form.

Registration and Venue

Attendance was free of charge. 

Talks were aimed at academics, and a mathematical background was assumed, however, attendees from industry and the public sector were welcomed. 

The workshop took place at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.

Please see the Centre for Mathematical Sciences website for further information about the venue.


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