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Tuesday 24th November 2020

Isaac Newton Institute

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) is pleased to announce its fourth annual academic conference, which will focus on the academic interactions taking place related to Mathematical Foundations of Optimisation in Data Science.

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 follows previous successful academic and industrial engagement events, which focused on different aspects related to the mathematics of information.

Aims and Objectives

This one day conference will bring together those academics working to advance data science and will provide 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 provisional programme is available and talks will be likely to cover:

  • Applications of optimisation methods in engineering and science

  • Algorithm design, analysis and implementation for linear and nonlinear non convex smooth optimisation

  • Regularisation

  • Optimisation for machine learning.

There will be a session for shorter “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 will be 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 will be a poster exhibition running alongside the workshop and during the drinks reception. If you would like to submit a poster please indicate this under 'additional information' on the registration form.

Registration and Venue

Attendance is free of charge. To register and for further information, please follow the registration link in the left hand panel.

Talks will be aimed at academics, and a mathematical background will be assumed, however, attendees from industry and the public sector are welcomed. 

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

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

Please note that the event is not being held at the Isaac Newton Institute as in previous years.

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