Big Data, Data Mining and Machine Learning

Thursday 11 May 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Followed by networking with food and wine

The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.
The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Dr Malcolm Sherrington


Handling large datasets has become a major challenge in the last few years. So much so that a new portmaneau subject has arisen, Data Science: this being a fusion of computer science, statistical analysis and 'specialist' domain knowledge.

With little evidence that the growth in data volumes are showing any sign of diminishing, this talk sketches out current approaches to handling of big data. In addition it asks the question whether the challenges posed by deep learning analysis are to be adequately met in the future what new approaches will need to be adopted.

Speaker Biography:

Dr Malcolm SherringtonMalcolm Sherrington has been involved in provision of I.T. systems for over 30 years, working on a wide range of projects in Aerospace, Healthcare and Finance in London, Boston, Munich and Rome, as well as teaching at universities in London and Brighton.

He is the author of a book on "Mastering Julia", the founder and organiser of the London Julia Users meetup group and speaks widely on a variety of subjects related to Data Science, programming languages and general computing.