Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Digital Economy: to unlock the value of Big Data

10 May 2018, 12:00 - 14:00
Chelmsford campus

ARITI is delighted to welcome Prof Yonghong Peng from University of Sunderland.

Prof Peng’s presentation followed by a Q&A session will take place 12-1pm. Lunch and networking will take place 1-2pm.


Data is becoming an incredibly driving power in the new digital economy. Both Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have become the key co-players for technique innovation and the primary engine driving the transformation of digital economy. This talk will first present an overview on the framework of emerging discipline of data science, as driven by the big data and AI particularly the machine learning and deep learning. Although we have seen the boom of artificial intelligence and big data during recent years, industries still struggle to transfer their data from operational systems to analytical systems, thus have difficulty to catch the opportunities in digital economy. In this talk, Prof Peng will discuss the skill gap in the new digital economy, followed by a presentation of an ecosystem where machine learning empowers the big data analytics and big data drives the AI revolution. He will also explore the development of a new data intelligence platform (DIP) to enable the next generation of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and discuss the increasing demand of training and education of talents in data science and analytics.


Prof Peng is a Chair Professor of Data Science at the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Joint Lab for Research and Innovation in Data Science between Sichuan University China and the University of Sunderland UK. He is also the adjunct professor of the Beijing University of Chemical Technology. His research areas include Machine Learning, Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence. Prof Peng is currently acting the Chair for Big Data Task Force for IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is a founding member of IEEE Technical Committee on Big Data, and an advisory board member for IEEE Special Interest Group (SIG) on Big Data for Cyber Security. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Big Data, and an Academic Editor of PeerJ and PeerJ Computer Science. He is a guest editor for IEEE access and other international journals. He is a regular reviewer for EPSC, BBSRC, MRC and others. He has co-chaired over ten international conferences and workshops, and involved in more than 100 international conferences as a Programme Committee member.

Event Details

10 May 2018, 12:00 - 14:00
Chelmsford campus
Free to attend - lunch is provided

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