Big Data and Analytics Summer School
If you have any queries or would like to register you interest for our 2017 summer
school please email email@example.com.
The summer school will take place between 24 July and 4 August 2017.
Our summer school is for graduates, students, researchers and professionals in the
emerging fields of big data, data science and analytics who would like to find out more
or be updated on the current trends and developments in this exciting and fast-developing
- Hear keynote talks by leading experts.
- Attend state-of-the-art courses delivered by academics from Essex and other leading
institutions and our industrial partners.
- Network with your peers in an invaluable forum for knowledge exchange.
Whether you're interested in the curation and management of big data, advanced techniques
and methods including artificial intelligence and statistical methods, or applications of big
data in fields ranging from business and finance to bioinformatics, you'll find a set of relevant
courses for you.
Courses cover a wide range of topics from multiple perspectives, are available at different levels
and mainly six hours in length. Please note that some courses may have prerequisites. The courses are
delivered in parallel sessions and participants are able to choose the courses, depending on availability,
to create a bespoke programme of study. The programme below is from 2016.
Each year we invite leading experts from business to give keynote talks to our participants. These are
open to University staff. Past talks include:
- A Data Manifesto, Hetan Shah, Executive Director, The Royal Statistical Society.
- List[Corporation].map(x => google(x)).reduce(_ + _) === ???, Harry Powell, Head of Advanced Data Analytics, Barclays PLC
- Deep reinforcement learning, Hado van Hasselt, Research Scientist, Google Deepmind
- What’s next in (data) journalism?, Megan Lucero, Data Journalism Editor, News UK
Social and networking events
There will be plenty of opportunities throughout to network with your peers
and presenters. Each week there will be a social event on campus with food and
drink for the evening included in the registration fee.
The Essex Big Data Summer School will be held at our Colchester Campus.
Accommodation is available on campus during the summer school in designated
self-catering, en-suite rooms. 2016 prices were £37.50 per night.
Book a room and use the promo code
'Bigdata16' to ensure you receive the discounted rate.
Fees and registration
The registration fee includes all tuition, refreshments during the teaching day (mid-morning
refreshments, lunch and mid-afternoon-refreshments) plus one social event per week which includes
food and drink for the evening.
For any enquiries contact Emma McClelland, Summer School administrator by email
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01206 873496.
Previous Summer Schools
Our 2016 Summer School
Video of our 2016 Summer School
In these videos, delegates explain why they wanted to come to the Essex Big Data and Analytics Summer School 2016.
Feedback from our 2016 Summer School
"An interesting and wide range of topics, a great event for networking, organisation and accommodation were excellent."
"The summer school was well organised, the courses I attended were very informative and the keynotes were excellent."
"I came with high expectations and leave very happy with all I have learnt."
Our 2015 Summer School
Video of our 2015 Summer School
Feedback from our 2015 Summer School
"The organisation, networking and content of the Summer School were excellent."
"I came because I googled data mining and analytics events, this seemed too perfect. I'm glad I came,
all relevant information and documentation was sent in advance, great organisation, it brought together researchers,
academics and industry professionals to give good overview of data technologies."
"Thank you for organising such an interesting Summer School."