Veracity (event 2): Summer of V’s 2015

The second meeting in the Summer of V’s was held on Monday 6th July, 12:15-4 pm. The keynote speaker was Associate Professor Peter Christen of the Australian National University.

christen Peter Christen is an Associate Professor at the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. He received his Diploma in Computer Science Engineering from ETH Zurich in 1995 and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Basel in 1999. His research interests are in data mining and data matching (record linkage), with a special focus on privacy-preserving techniques and computational challenges for record linkage. He has published over 120 articles in these areas, including in 2012 the book “Data Matching” published by Springer. He is the principle developer of the Febrl (Freely Extensible Biomedical Record Linkage) open source data cleaning, de-duplication and record linkage system.

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This meet­ing was organ­ised by The Insti­tute of Data Intens­ive Research (IDIR) and was fun­ded by the Uni­ver­sity of St Andrews and with sup­port from SICSA the Scot­tish Inform­at­ics and Com­puter Sci­ence Alliance.