Monday, 20 May 2019, 12.00pm to Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 6.30pm
The development of machine learning programming languages is critical to support the research and deployment of ML solutions as data-size and model-complexity grow. These languages often offer built-in support for expressing machine learning models as programs and aim at automating inference, through probabilistic analysis and simulation or back-propagation and differentiation. Machine learning languages enable models to be deployed, critiqued, and improved, support reproducible research, and lower the barrier for the use of these methods.
The University of Cambridge is establishing a new research centre bringing together expertise from across academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of big data.
The Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative brings together researchers from across the University to address challenges presented by our access to unprecedented volumes of data. Our research spans all six Schools of the University, from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to applications ranging from astronomy and bioinformatics, to medicine, social science and the humanities
In parallel, our research addresses important issues around law, ethics and economics, in order to apply Big Data to solve challenging problems for society.
Cambridge Big Data supports collaboration and knowledge transfer in this growing field.