AI accelerator an Introduction to Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

When: 5th Jul 2017, 18:00 - 5th Jul 2017, 20:30
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS AI Specialist Group and BCSWomen Specialist Group
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Joint event by BCS AI Specialist Group and BCSWomen Specialist Group

Artificial Intelligence interest is constantly growing. General public is intrigued and becoming more interested about this science. The BCS Women and the BCS SGAI ( Specialist Group in Artificial Intelligence),two bodies of the British Computer Society have decided to provide free workshop session related to specific areas.

It is a great honour for us to present our next workshop: “An Introduction to Data Mining and Predictive Analytics”, run by Dr Frederic Stahl, lecturer in Reading.

The timetable will be as shown below:

  • 6.00pm: Door Opening
  • 6.30pm: Start and Introduction by Nadia Abouayoub
  • 1h Session run by Dr Frederic Stahl
  • Q&A and Conclusion: run by Nadia Abouayoub


Data Mining is one but important step in the process for discovering knowledge from large amounts of data. Data Mining techniques intersect methods from artificial intelligence, statistics and machine learning. This tutorial provides an introduction in the Knowledge Discover from Data  (KDD) process and gives and overview of various kinds of data mining techniques. It particularly focusses on techniques for predictive analytics and demonstrates how to build a predictive KDD workflow using a real example.

About the speakers:

Dr Frederic Stahl
Dr Frederic Stahl joined the University of Reading as a Lecturer in 2012. In previous appointments Frederic worked as a Lecturer at Bournemouth University in 2012 and as Senior Research Associate at the University of Portsmouth from 2010-2012. He obtained his PhD in 2010 from the University of Portsmouth with the title “Parallel Rule Induction” and his Engineering Diploma in Bioninformatics in 2006 from the University of Applied Science Weihenstephan (Germany). His research interests include parallel and distributed data mining and real-time data stream mining. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed conferences and journals. He serves as a committee member of the BCS Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI).

Nadia Abouayoub
Nadia Abouayoub is a member of the BCS SGAI Committee and BCS Women Group, which she joined, to setup the international network. She is the co-organiser of the AI Accelerator program which is a joined initiative of both committees. She is a strategist and improvement lead in investment banking, and a graduate in Artificial Intelligence.