Data Science

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Data science is the study of the processes, theories, concepts, tools and technologies that enable the extraction and analysis of knowledge from data. Large datasets are now generated by almost every activity in science, society, and the economy - data science translates this into useful information which has the potential to impact our way of life in beneficial ways. The Bayes Centre brings together expertise from all areas of this multi-disciplinary field.

Demand is growing in both the public and private sectors for data science specialists with high-level skills. The Bayes Centre works in partnership with disciplines across the University to deliver data science education and training for people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Data science is also at the heart of innovation and research activity across the Centre with a particular focus on machine learning and statistics, databases and unstructured data, privacy, security and trust.