IDIR Autumn 2018

We are holding a one off autumnal IDIR Workshop on the 25th of October 2018 at the Gateway building (School of Management) in Lecture Room 2.

We have a exciting set of speakers lined up, see the schedule below.

If you are interested in attending, please let us know!

This is a SICSA sponsored event.


Janis Wong How Portable is Portable?
David Morrison Sensor Fusion for Hand Pose Tracking and Gesture Recognition

11.00 Coffee

Chris Jefferson Tiny big data problems in mathematics: Counting semigroups
Christian Cole Applying Machine Learning to the Pre-processing of Forensic DNA Electropherograms

13.00  Lunch

Graham Kirby Reconstructing Historical Populations: How Do You Know if it Worked?
Alexander Konovalov Jupyter notebooks for reproducible research: a tutorial

15.30 Cake

IDIR Summer Workshops 2018

We are holding the following themed Workshops this summer;

24.07.2018 Data (Science) Best Practices
16.08.2018 Health and Simulation Data
04.09.2018 Text and Image Processing, Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing, Reproducibility

We are still looking for (some) speakers!

Please get in touch to nominate yourself or others. We have some funding for external speakers as well, so please do not hesitate to nominate external speakers as well.

If you are interested in attending, please let us know!

We are also considering holding a poster session showcasing data-intensive research if there is enough interest. Please get in touch if you would like to contribute.

This is a SICSA sponsored event.


British Library Labs Roadshow, Edinburgh Feb 26, 1-5pm

Experimenting with the British Library’s Digital Content and Data for your research (University of Edinburgh)

Join us for a series of presentations exploring the British Library’s remarkable digital collections, organised by British Library Labs and the University of Edinburgh as part of the British Library Labs Roadshow (2016).

The Roadshow will showcase examples of the British Library’s digital content and data, addressing some of the challenges and issues of working with it, and how interesting and exciting projects from researchers, artists, and entrepreneurs have been developed via the annual British Library Labs Competition and Awards. This will be followed by a presentation from James Loxley, representing the Palimpsest team who were runners up in the BL Labs Research Award category (2015). Finally, Claire Grover from the University of Edinburgh will give a presentation on Geoparsing Historical Texts.  The full programme and Eventbrite registration can be found here:

Speakers:  Mahendra Mahey, Ben O’Steen, Nora McGregor, James Loxley and Claire Grover
Date and Time:
 Friday 26th February 2016, 13:00-17:00
Cost: Free
 University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, Room G.07, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB, UK.
Local organiser: Beatrice Alex (