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Show me your data, and I'll tell you who you are


Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 18:00


Lecture Hall, Analog Devices Building, University of Limerick


Free to attend - bodoking is essential

Lecture by the Engineering and Computer Science Speaker 2016-2017, Dr Brian MacNamee, University College Dublin

Show me your data

A huge amount of our daily activities now create a digital footprint - every phone call or SMS; every Facebook like or Tweet; every email; every online purchase; every Wi-Fi network joined or every work-out session recorded. All of these little digital footprints combine together to create a detailed picture of us that can be mined to determine our preferences, opinions, and desires.

Whether we call it data science, machine learning, data mining, or big data, corporations and government organisations are using technologies to mine these digital footprints for insights to make predictions about the future behaviours of their customers and citizens. This interactive seminar will guide audiences on an exploration of the current state of the art data-driven prediction technology, its applications and likely consequences (good and bad).

This lecture series has been very popular and has taken place Dublin, Galway, Derry-Londonderry and Cork , and over 90% of attendees would recommend the lecture to others. Here's some quotes from atendees:

Interesting. Informative. Well organised - Dublin
Very interesting and interactive talk. Delivered in simple terms. Thoroughly enjoyed it. - Galway
Good range of content, non technical so suitable for all and well delivered - Derry-Londonderry
Very relevant real-world application, it was a great popular science lecture - Cork

About the speaker

Dr Brian MacNamee is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin; a principal researcher at the Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research (CeADAR); and a funded researcher at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Previously, he has lectured at Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin. Brian is also the Director of Training for The Analytics Store, a data analytics consultancy and training company.

Presented by the Royal Irish Academy's Engineering and Computer Science Committee in association with

Local Organising Committee:

  • Dr. John Nelson,
  • Prof. Tiziana Margaria
  • Prof. Brian Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Nikola Nikolov
  • Greg Larkin
  • Pauline McNamara
  • Prof. Alan Smeaton
  • Dr. Máirtín Ó Droma

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