Monday 26 July - Friday 6 August 2021
The Institute for Analytics and Data Science presents its annual Summer School, bringing you cutting-edge courses across the fields of data science, analytics and decision making.
Our Summer School, held virtually for 2021, provides a unique opportunity to attend state-of-the-art courses delivered by world-leading academics and industry partners from around the globe and network with peers in an invaluable forum for knowledge exchange.
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Data driven policymaking is central to ensuring a stable future. At Essex, research in data science and artificial intelligence is part of our DNA.
In 1967, Tony Brooker became the founding Chair of Computer Science at Essex, having followed in Alan Turing’s footsteps at the Computing Machine Laboratory in Manchester, in the 50s.
In 2016, the first UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science was conferred on Essex academic Professor Maria Fasli with the key objective of highlighting the critical role that data plays in promoting equality, sustainable development and how it can enhance people’s lives.
Now, 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.
Whether you’re exploring data science, or have advanced practice, we have a range of introductory and academic courses to suit your needs.
Some courses may have prerequisites, or preparation may be required before attending. All this information is detailed in the course outline, which you will be able to download from spring 2021.
There are 4 parallel sessions running each day, mainly six hours in length, and delegates are able to create a tailored programme of study by selecting from a range of different focuses, with the option of attending for 1 week or 2 weeks.
Below are a list of typical course sessions that can be chosen. Course themes tend to remain consistent year to year with slight variations depending on availability. Some themes include:
*Please note that we are in the process of configuring the 2021 programme and specifics are subject to change.
Our delegates are also given real scenarios from our partner businesses, and tasked with solving these in groups. This provides you with a unique opportunity to apply your data analytics skills within real-life situations, while developing your communication and presentation skills.
Proposals will be formed in groups and presented to businesses on the final day of the conference.
In the past our course providers have come from a range of leading industry partners and academic institutions worldwide including BT, Fraunhofer, Microsoft, MSXInternational, Celtra, Micro Focus and Micro Focus Vertica.
"The Big Data Summer School was a great experience! It was the most varied timetable I've seen that covers data science topics and I'm really glad I attended."
Registration for our 2021 Online Summer School is now open!
To apply for a place please fill out our online application form. Upon completion, you will then be notified of the outcome, and if successful, directed to the payment portals below.
If you have any further queries, please contact email@example.com
If you are self-funding your attendance at the Online Summer School, please book and pay for your place.
If you are paying for your course fee using University of Essex Proficio funds, you will need to use the University of Essex Proficio platform.
Paying by invoice
If your institution requires an invoice to process payment, please email us stating how much the invoice should be for, and the name and postal address of the person making the payment, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you've paid, we will send you our enrolment guidance pack with instructions on how to finalise your place and access our preparatory materials to prepare for your training with us.
"The Summer School was well organised, the courses I attended were very informative and the keynotes were excellent."