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Friday, November 3 • 10:30 - 12:00
515-6 – Data Science and Social Implications/ Science des données et implications sociales

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A hallmark of our age is the ubiquity of data — informing advances in every field of research, in government, private and public health, and in industry. The emerging field of data science focuses on the complex issues involved in acquiring, protecting, sharing, learning from, and communicating about data. This multi-disciplinary activity combines aspects of computer science, statistics, and mathematics, working in collaboration with scientists, social scientists and humanists. This short talk reports on recent achievements in advancing the science of data as an intellectual endeavour. There are common themes that arise in diverse data-rich domains, some of which pose serious challenges including privacy and security of data, fairness and transparency of algorithms, data veracity and representativeness, the benefits and risks of open data, and many important considerations in management, modelling and visualization.r

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Raymond T. Ng

Professor of Computer Science and Chief Informatics Officer, University of British Columbia and PROOF (Prevention of Organ Failure) Centre
Professor Raymond Ng is the Scientific Director of the Data Science Institute at the University of British Columbia and the Chief Informatics Officer in the Prevention of Organ Failure Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital.  He has throughout his career emphasized the importance of learning... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
ROOM 209 Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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