Introduction

In its role as national centre for data science and AI, The Alan Turing Institute is convening a public conference to assess the response of the UK's data science and AI community to COVID-19.

 

About the event

This one-day conference will explore the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be for researchers and policy makers to share best practice and work together to understand how the UK AI and data science research community can be better positioned to respond to major crises in the future.

This is an opportunity to hear from some of the country's leading voices in the UK's response to COVID-19 and ask the questions at the forefront of everyone's minds. The conference will include keynote talks suitable for a general audience and some more technical talks suitable for an academic audience. 

Following this event, a series of workshops will take place exploring the role of AI and data science during the pandemic and priorities for future research. The findings will be published in a report in early 2021.

This work is supported by researchers of the Wave 1 UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund under the EPSRC Grant EP/T001569/1, particularly the “Health” theme within that grant and The Alan Turing Institute.

 

Conference chairs

Michael Wooldridge (Programme Co-Director for AI, and Turing Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute)

Inken von Borzyskowski (Assistant Professor in Global Policy & International Relations at UCL))

Anjali Mazumder (AI and Justice and Human Rights Theme Lead at The Alan Turing Institute)

Bilal Mateen (Clinical Data Science Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute)

Agenda

 

Speakers

Dr Michael Tildesley

Associate Professor in Infectious Disease Modelling at School of Life Sciences and Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

Organisers

Dr Inken von Borzyskowski

Assistant Professor in Global Policy & International Relations at UCL’s Department of Political Science & School of Public Policy

Dr Michael Tildesley

Associate Professor in Infectious Disease Modelling at School of Life Sciences and Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

Dr Miguel Bernabeu

Senior Lecturer at Centre for Medical Informatics, Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh

Funders