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Advances in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Conference 2024

This year’s Advances in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Conference, a Digital Futures activity, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Manchester over the course of two days on the 3rd and 4th of June 2024. It will also coincide with The University of Manchester’s bicentenary celebrations occurring across the year.

The Advances in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Conference is Manchester’s annual data science and AI conference and brings together researchers from across the broad fields within data science and artificial intelligence to explore the latest advances and to discuss important topical questions being posed by society around the use of data science and AI.

This year, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • AI-Fundamentals
  • AI for Robotics
  • AI for Health 

The Conference will also be a key feature of the University’s bicentenary celebrations, marking 200 years since its foundation. The University of Manchester has long been at the forefront of research in data science and AI since their inception. In the present day, we are expanding on this legacy with significant investments through large regional and international partnerships designed to advance research and nurture opportunities for growth in the Northwest of England. 

Whilst for the past 200 years has seen The University of Manchester pioneering, innovating and discovering, the Conference will also emphasise how the University will continue to collaborate, encourage and influence – for the next 200 years and more. The University’s role in the world of data science and artificial intelligence will no doubt play a crucial part in this future.

Conference Speakers (more to be announced):

Christopher Yau Senior, Research Fellow at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

Christopher is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence based at the Big Data Institute in Oxford working across the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health and the Nuffield Department of Population Health. They are also a Turing AI Fellow and their research is support by a UKRI/EPSRC Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship. Outside of Oxford, Christopher is also a PhD Programme Director at Health Data Research UK, leading the Health Data Research UK-Turing Wellcome PhD programme in Health Data Science.

Read more about Christopher here.

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Professor Agnieszka Wykowska, Senior Researcher Tenured - Principal Investigator at the Italian Institute of Technology

Professor Agnieszka Wykowska leads the unit S4HRI “Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction” at the Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa, Italy), where she is also the Coordinator of CHT (the Center for Human Technologies). At IIT, she is also member of the Board of the Scientific Director. In addition, she is an adjunct professor of Engineering Psychology at the Luleå University of Technology as well as visiting professor at The University of Manchester.

Read more about Agnieszka here.

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Get Involved at ADSAI 2024 – Call for abstracts (Deadline 5pm Monday 15th April)

If you would like to be considered for a poster and/or short spotlight talk then please submit an abstract describing your research via EasyChair (incl. 2 pages pdf maximum). We will consider submissions addressing any areas of modern data science and AI, and we particularly welcome submissions in the areas of Natural Language Processing, AI-Fundamentals, AI for Robotics and AI for Health.

Click here to submit your abstract

Watch this space for more news and information about the upcoming Conference.

The Institute for Data Science and AI delivers the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence theme within The University of Manchester’s Digital Futures platform.