City Analytics Conference

Wednesday 30 May 2018
09:30 - 17:00 (BST)
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

UBDC Director Professor Vonu Thakuriah will be speaking at The Royal Society of Edinburgh's City Analytics conference.

In today’s digital, multi-sensored world, cities have become ‘living laboratories’, providing a range of data streams around urban life. What new opportunities arise from these rich data sources; what novel mathematical models and computational tools are required; and what are the relevant data-privacy issues?

A range of speakers from academia and beyond will address these challenges. In addition to computer science and the mathematical sciences, the event will involve and reach out to researchers and practitioners in energy, health, transport, security, commerce and local government. The conference aims to explore opportunities and challenges around the use of rich and varied data streams, to improve the quality of human life in urban areas across the world.

Supported by The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Digital Economy Theme.

An evening lecture by Professor Peter Grindrod will follow the conference.

The full programme and registration are available on the RSE website.