The Compass DataScience@work seminar invites speakers from industry, government and third-sector to provide our PhD students with their perspective on the realities of being a data scientist in industry: from the methods and techniques they use to build applications, to working as part of a wider organisation, and how to build a career in their sector.

Compass aims to develop scientific and professionally agility in its students. Our goal is to connect technical expertise in data science with experience of thinking, communicating and collaborating across disciplines and across sectors. In our new DataScience@Work seminar series, Compass partners from industry will share insights into the key role of Data Science within their organisations, their objectives and future outlook. This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about career trajectories beyond academia, helping shape their aspirations and personal goals for life beyond the PhD. I’m especially grateful to Adarga, CheckRisk, IBM Research, Improbable, and Shell for leading this first season of DataScience@Work and for their ongoing support for Compass.

Prof Nick Whiteley, Compass Director

We invite speakers from a broad range of backgrounds, which is reflected in the topics and format. Talks usually last up to 30 minutes per speaker and, even whilst we’re online, we facilitate a networking session after the seminar to make sure invited speakers have chance to connect with Compass staff and students. Titles and abstracts are usually released two-weeks prior to the seminar.


The 2020/21 seminar series has finished. The 2021/22 series will be announce in early 2022.


Non-Compass attendees

We have a limited space for non-Compass attendees. To register for this and future events, please submit this registration form.

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