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The 2020 symposium for the MSc in Data Analytics for Government

From 25th March 2020 1:00pm to 26th March 2020 5:00pm
thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

The MDataGov symposium is an annual event which gives former, current and prospective MDataGov students the opportunity to showcase data science research and projects conducted within government, and to share experiences.

MDataGov students engage in a wide variety of data science and analytics projects using tools like distributed computing platforms, natural language processing, machine learning and advanced statistical modelling.

The symposium will host presentations and discussions on the government’s data science challenges that students on the courses have applied their new-found skills to. This will highlight the value that these skills bring in working for the public good.

This year, the symposium will take place over two days. The first (half) day will focus on bite-sized courses from the MDataGov university providers, followed by drinks in the evening.The second (full) day will focus on presentations from students and guest speakers from government, industry and academia. There will also be hands-on sessions and a facilitated networking event.

Want to present?

Please download the abstract template from the Eventbrite page to tell us a bit about yourself and the subject you wish to present. Submit an abstract to by 31 January 2020. Talks can be on anything you’ve learned or anything you’ve worked on using those skills!

The best presentation by popular vote will win data science and analytics books equal to the value of £200!

Want to attend?

Attendance is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided. More information is available on the Eventbrite page, including how to register for the event.

Who organises the symposium?

The MDataGov symposium is organised by students and funded by the Data Science Campus at the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The MDataGov symposium organising committee are:

  • Elizabeth Scopel (ONS)
  • Rajni Sandhu (ONS)
  • Sarah Liley (NHS Digital)
  • Lucy Gwilliam (ONS)
  • Wei (Tony) Guo (HM Revenue and Customs)
  • Khloe Evans (ONS)
  • Solange Correa-Onel (ONS)

Find out more

For more information about the symposium, contact the committee at