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KCL Big Data Day

Guy’s Campus, Henriette Raphael Building (HRB) Function Room
31/10/2016 (09:30-17:00)

Goal: Big Data Day aims to bring together researchers from within King’s College who are involved in a wide range of data-centric research, including its societal, political and ethical aspects. The event targets academics and researchers at all levels, with a focus on communicating current activities and capabilities. The central theme is to learn about what is going on "at home", under the broad umbrella that is “Big Data”, while establishing new research networks and alliances within King's.

King's Big Data Day is designed to represent Big Data @ King’s, highlighting activities within each faculty and providing a venue for the College's data researchers to meet and learn about each others’ research.


  1. Invited Speakers from each King's Faculty, highlighting current data-centric projects
  2. Exhibitions and Posters representing the wide range of activities from all Faculties 
  3. "Big Data, Big Ideas" Challenge, an innovative interactive component designed to bring people together for rapid brainstorming to jumpstart exciting interdisciplinary projects

Speakers (click on the links below to view the presentations from the day):

Faculty of Arts & Humanities - Dr Mark Cote - presentation

Dental Institute - Dr Saeed Shoaie 

The Dickson Poon School of Law - Professor Karen Yeung - presentation

Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine - Professor Franca Fraternali - presentation

Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences - Professor Steven Gilmour 

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery - Mr Trevor Murrells 

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience - Professor Richard Dobson - presentation

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy - Professor David Demeritt - presentation


"Big Data, Big Ideas" challenge:

The Big Data, Big Ideas challenge is a hack-day style friendly competition designed to introduce and bring together like-minded people from diverse areas. During the Exhibition/Poster sessions, participants will be encouraged to meet each other and form ad hoc teams to brainstorm project ideas. Different Faculties must be represented on each team, and project ideas must be data-centric and interdisciplinary. In the afternoon, teams will be given 90 minutes to formulate their ideas and create a “Pecha-Kucha” style presentation (20 images in 20 seconds) describing their idea. At the end of the day, teams will present their project concepts. Two awards will be given: a "Judge's Choice" award, chosen by a panel of distinguished judges from around King’s; and a "People's Choice" award, elected by the Big Data Day participants. Follow the link to view the Big Data, Big Ideas challenge presentation


Posters from the day:

Targeting Regulatory Inspection with Big Data

Argumentation for Automation of Statistical

Computing Veracity across Media, Languages and Social Networks

TwinsUK - The Most Genotyped and Phenotyped

Data-driven human and humanoid

Limiting information diffusion on social networks by a Pagerank-preserving approach

Like at First Sight

A Pantropical Near Real Time Monitoring 

Data Lab


Organising committee:

Dr Elizabeth Sklar, Dept of Informatics, NMS, Chair

Prof Barbara Prainsack, Dept of Social Science, Health & Medicine, SSPP

Dr Alan Hodgkinson, Dept of Medical & Molecular Genetics, LSM

Dr Richard Matthewman, Faculty Research Officer, NMS


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