The University of Sheffield
ML@SITraN: Talks

Open Data Science - Sheffield


The Open Data Science Initiative aims to bring the philosophy of sharing and community resource assimilation that underpins the success of the open source software movement to the area of research software to capitalise on underlying social driver that many talented people would like to see their ideas and work being applied for the widest benefit possible.

In the SITraN group of Machine Learning of the University of Sheffield we are organizing a series of meetups to bring together people interested in Data Science! The meetings typically consist on presentations of  relevant contributors to the Data Science field combined with informal discussion, poster sessions, round tables etc. In our first meeting we organized the first dynamic poster session using IPython-notebooks! You can have a look at the IPython-notebooks presented in the previous events here.

Feel free to join us! Actually, we are making up a mail list with everyone interested in these events. Do not hesitate to contact if you want to be part of it! Details about future the events will be updated in this web.

You can also follow us in Twitter: @DataScienceShef


Data Science in Africa, June 2015

From 15th-19th June with John Quinn, Andreas Damianou and Ciira wa Maina we are hosting a Data Science in Africa workshop to be based in Nyeri, Kenya.

Next Event


No registration is required. If you want to participate with an IPython-notebook feel free to contact We hope to see you there.

Past Events

27th January 2014

16:00 Neil Lawrence, "The NIPS Experiment"

17th December 2014

16:00 Gavin Thomas, "Using the secret world of museum collections to understanding bird evolution"

16:45 Ginaluca Demartini, "MSc Data Science at the University of Sheffield"

17:30 Jag Goraya, "Open Data in Sheffield" .. and wine and snacks! WHERE: Engineering Graduate school, Pam Liversidge Building, Romm, PLB-LT01 *Note the change in the room with respect to previous meetups*.

12 Jun 2014

Stan and aspects of scientific computing support
16:00-17:00 Michael Betancourt - UCL. 17:00-18:00 Michael Croucher - University of Manchester.
18:00 - IPython notebook poster session.
WHERE:  Engineering Graduate school, Pam Liversidge Building (, Room PLB-D05

30 April 2014,

16:00 IPython-notebook
Fernado Perez - University of Berkeley.

17:00 Scikit-learn
Fabian Pedregosa - ParisTech.
IPython-notebooks poster session: find the notebooks here.
Engineering Graduate school, Pam Liversidge Building (
Room PLB-D05

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