University_of_Leicester_Logo_ShieldOur next Open Coffee session on Wednesday 1st May will be at the University of Leicester where Professor Jeremy Levesley, Head of Mathematics and his colleagues will show how modern advances in data visualisation and interrogation can help obtain valuable intelligence in large data sets.



Here is a full run down of the speakers:-

Jeremy Levesley (UoL Maths): Collaboration with your Data
I will describe how we see the collaboration between colleagues at the University of Leicester, and local enterprises might proceed.  In particular I will describe expected process by which we take your data and arrive at a product which makes best use of that data.

Kevin Slater (PetScreen, Nottingham) Dogs, Cancer and Mathematics
Collaboration with Leicester has resulted in a new, highly effective algorithm used in our diagnostic testing.  This has for the first time provided a method to accurately measure the risk of dogs having lymphoma and also detect them coming out of remission five weeks before they show any clinical signs.  Our studies have shown that this can then double the life expectancy of dogs with lymphoma.

Dan Ladley and James Rockey (UoL Economics): Data Mining and Business Forecasting
Data mining can tell you a lot about your business. However, it is often useful to understand how these findings would alter with changes in the competitive environment, your business, or your customers’ situations.   Crucial behaviours may change and in order to make the best decisions it’s vital to predict those changes. Dr Dan Ladley and Dr James Rockey from the University’s Department of Economics will explain how data mining may be combined with sophisticated business and economic modelling to improve forecasts and provide new insights.

Ben Ravilious (Ultimateweb Ltd): Startups & Universities
How entrepreneurs and academics can best cooperate to capitalise on their different but complementary knowledge.

As ever, there will be an opportunity to network freely with other attendees after the speaker.

Time and Place: Council Chamber, Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester 10am-Midday, Weds 1st May

Car parking is available through Entrance 1 and guests should mention ‘Harnessing Big Data’ so the parking team know where to direct them.