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Graham Cormode is awarded the Adams Prize for 2017
WDSI member Professor Graham Cormode is one of two joint winners of this year's Adams Prize, a prestigious award in the mathematical sciences made by the University of Cambridge. This year's Adams prize was awarded for research in Statistical Analysis of Big Data, and Graham shares the prize with Professor Richard Samworth of Cambridge.
As the announcement from Cambridge states:
Professor Cormode is a computer scientist who has made seminal contributions to algorithms used in the management and analysis of massive data sets, including the celebrated and widely used 'count-min sketch'
Previous winners of the Adams Prize have included Maxwell (1857), Jeffreys (1926), Hawking (1966), Penrose (1966), and our own David Hobson (2003).
Many congratulations to Graham on this significant recognition of his research!
Deadline is 13th July 2016.
ATI workshop on data science in sport
Next week (2-3 November 2015) sees sports-industry specialists and academic data-scientists meet in London to discuss the potential for novel data-analytic approaches in various aspects of sport. Warwick Statistics/WDSI scientists Anjali Mazumder and David Firth are organisers (together with Ioannis Kosmidis at UCL, Kostas Zygalakis at Edinburgh and Richard Samworth at Cambridge). The 2-day meeting is part of an extensive programme of Alan Turing Institute "scoping workshops" taking place over the next few weeks.
Organisations represented at the workshop will include the English Institute of Sport, UK Sport, British Cycling, Team Sky and Mercedes Formula 1 among others, along with leading data-science researchers from several univesities. The workshop is now fully subscribed, but more information about it can be found online: visit the workshop website, Data Science for Data-Rich Sports.
The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s new, national institute for data science, established in 2015 and named after the well-known British mathematician who was one of the originators of modern computer science. (Alan Turing himself was also a prominent athlete, a marathon runner who reached national trials and who almost made the British team for the 1948 Olympic Games. The picture shows Turing running competitively, in 1946.)
Research by Professor Tom Nichols and colleagues has been featured in the papers with headlines like "Intelligent people's brains are wired differently" (Daily Mail, 28 Sept.). The research is based on unique data from Human Connectome Project (HCP), a collaboration with researchers in Oxford University and Washington University in St. Louis.
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The ground-breaking work of Dr Ben Graham, a WDSI member who works in Statistics and Complexity, is featured in a recent Economist article ("Now There's an App for That", 19 September 2015) about the success of machine-learning approaches to rapid diagnosis of a common disease from retinal images.
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Older WDSI news items:
- Professor Andrew Blake to be the first Institute Director of The Alan Turing Institute (August 2015)
- BSc in Data Science featured by Bloomberg (June 2015)
- Election exit poll: Not quite 'spot on' this time, but another triumph for statistical methods! (May 2015)
- Warwick selected as one of the founding members of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science (January 2015)