Digital Economy USRG

DE Networking Lunch

Date: 28.05.2012

Time: 12 noon - 2pm

Speaker: Les Carr and Jacek Brodzki

Location: Building 2, room 2043

The next Digital Economy Lunch will take place from 12 noon on 28th May in Building 2, room 2043 (please note the new venue). There will be two presentations:

1. Harnessing the power of Wikipedia

Dr Les Carr from ECS is a fellow of the Web Science Research initiative and co-director of the Web Science Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Southampton. He will be talking about how we can best populate Wikipedia with University-related  content in order to improve the institution’s search engine ranking and hence its online visibility generally. Currently  we are the 18th most cited UK university on Wikipedia, so we could do better in encouraging people to reference our work in the world’s online encyclopaedia.

2. Large data sets and modern mathematics

Jacek Brodzki is Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Southampton. He leads a research group investigating applications of modern Pure Mathematics, especially geometry and analysis, in a variety of problems emerging in Data Science and Energy. Apart from various projects in Pure Mathematics, his current work concentrates on scale-dependent geometry and topology of large data sets.”

Other forthcoming DE events for your diary:

Piano HAWK launch in London, 16th May, supported by two of the Student Digital Champions from the MSc in Digital Marketing, Marina Sakipi and Panos Grimmanellis.

SUSHI Research Seminar in collaboration with University of Sussex, Brighton 17th May

Creative DigiFest #SxSC in the Student Union, University of Southampton, 18th May

Networking lunches, 18th June and 10th July. More details of these events to follow soon.