Q-estival 2019: People, Data and Society

The Exeter Q-Step Centre is celebrating six years of teaching and research and our move to a new home.

We are holding a series of workshops, seminars and keynote addresses around our key research labs: Education and Life Course Studies, Policing in Practice and Computational Social Science. We will also be hosting a related Arts & Culture stream.

The event, to be held 09th - 13th September, is intended to bring together members of University and the wider Q-Step community to enrich our understanding of social data science, the data needs of our community partners and the broader relationship between culture, data and society.

Monday

To book sessions on this day please click here.

11:30 - 12:30

Professor Vernon Gayle 

(University of Edinburgh)

Transparent and Reproducible Social Data Science

A reflection on tools and techniques suitable for

lifecourse and equality research

12:30 - 13:30 Buffet Lunch  
13:30 - 14:30

Janine Khuc 

R Ladies (Amsterdam)

"Diversity and Inclusivity in Data Science"

Janine's talk will cover lessons learned from setting

up the Amsterdam R-Ladies group

Co-hosted by Exeter R-Users Group

15:00 - 16:00 Exeter R Users Group

 Networking session including a guest IPA from

 Topsham Brewery

16:00 - 17:00

Judy Brown, Poet

Professor Peter Challenor 

(University of Exeter)

Professor Beth Wingate 

(University of Exeter)

"What kind of creature is it?  Mathematicians and

poets quantify uncertainty"

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Data Science 

and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) 

Co-sponsored by Arts and Culture, UoE

17:00 - 18:00 Drinks Reception  

 All Monday sessions will take place in the Knightley Boardroom/Meeting Room in the Knightley Building on our Streatham Campus (55 on the Campus Map)

Tuesday

To book a slot in our Consultation Clinic please use the online form here.

12:00 - 15:00

Consultation Clinic for local Employers and Community Organisations

16:00 - 18:00 Q-Step Work Placement Celebration (by invite only)

All Tuesday sessions will take place in the Clayden Computational Lab/Meeting Room in the Clayden Building on our Streatham Campus (54 on the campus map).

Wednesday

To book sessions on this day please click here.

12:00 - 13:00

‌Raya Muttarak

(University of East Anglia)

"The role of education in enabling

sustainable development"

13:00 - 14:00 Buffet Lunch  
14:00 - 15:00

Dr Levi Wolf

(University of Bristol)

**updated title**

"Finding the fault lines: finding urban social

boundaries using social data science"

15:00 - 16:00

Dr Heini Väisänen

(University of Southampton)

"A life course perspective to fertility and

women's health"

16:00 - 16:30 Tea & Coffee  
16:30 - 17:30

Professor Patrick Sturgis

(LSE)

"Trust in science around the world: findings from the

 first global survey of public attitudes to science"

 - Co-sponsored by the Wellcome Centre for Cultures

and Environments of Health

 

Chaired by Professor Sabine Leonelli, Co-Director of

the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life

Sciences (Egenis), where she leads the Data Studies

research strand

17:30 - 18:30 Drinks Reception  

All Wednesday sessions will take place in the Knightley Boardroom/Meeting Room in the Knightley Building on our Streatham Campus (55 on the campus map)

Thursday

To book sessions on this day please click here.

10:00 - 12:00

Catherine Cartwright,

Printmaker

"Animated Faces" Explore facial recognition 

techniques through this creative workshop that

combines simple printmaking and animation.

*Venue will be Thornlea (48 on the campus map)

Co-sponsored by the University of Exeter Digital

Humanities Lab

Co-sponsored by Arts & Culture, UoE

12:00 - 13:00

Buffet Lunch  
13:00 - 14:00

Dr Jose Pina-Sánchez

(University of Leeds)

"Could Sentencing be as much of a Science as it is an Art?"

On the benefits of Empirical Sentencing Research

14:00 - 15:00

Dr Daniel Birks

(University of Leeds)

"Exploring Innovation in Policing and Crime Data

Analytics"

15:00 - 15:30 Tea & Coffee  
15:30 - 16:30

Dr Abigail Dymond

(University of Exeter)

"Police Use of Force Reporting in England & Wales"
16:30 - 17:30  Drinks Reception  

 All Thursday sessions will take place in the Knightley Boardroom/Meeting Room in the Knightley Building on our Streatham Campus (55 on the campus map)

Friday

To book sessions on this day please click here.

10:00 - 12:00 Quick Talks

 Lightning talks on research techniques including:

12:00 - 12:15 Tea & Coffee  
12:15 - 13:15

Louise Corti

(University of Essex)

"Love Research - Love Data: Getting the Most out of

Sharing and Using Data"

13:15 - 14:15 Special end of celebrations lunch  Street Food Lunch

 

All Friday sessions will take place in the Clayden Computational Lab/Meeting Room in the Clayden Building on our Streatham Campus (54 on the campus map).