Unravelling the Big Data Revolution


at Maths Department, Teaching Away Day, University of Leeds on Dec 18, 2013 [pdf]
Neil D. Lawrence, University of Sheffield


Modern data connectivity gives us massive uncurated data sets which present enormous challenges for modelling and inference. I’ll review where I think this is taking mathematics and speculate on the methodological and social challenges that this revolution will entail with some final reflections on how it might effect the teaching curriculum.