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DATA SCIENCE NORTH EAST – March Meet-up: What can data scientists learn from data-driven responses to Covid-19?

16 March 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm GMT

Dr Matthew Higgs, Co-Investigator of OMDDAC, will be speaking at the Data Science North East March Meet-up event on 16th March 2021 at 6pm. This talk will reflect on OMDDAC’s initial findings to answer the question: ‘what can data scientists learn from data-driven responses to Covid-19?’

Abstract: Data-driven responses to Covid-19 have been developed at speed across the public sector, academia, and commercial sector – leading to a range of successes, failures, and opportunities for lessons to be learned. At the ‘Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19’ ( we are analysing key data-driven responses to Covid-19 and collating lessons learned by way of stakeholder interviews, case study analysis, and representative public surveys. In this talk, I will highlight some key findings from our stakeholder interviews and reflect on the role of data science during the Covid-19 pandemic. I will discuss successful applications of data science, ethical issues to be aware of, and what stakeholders really think about working with data scientists.

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