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Ensuring that data science MSc programs remain up to date with respect to tools and computational practices is of great importance.
The Turing Workshop for Data Science Educators focuses on ensuring that the latest tools and good practices are included in our syllabi.

Target Audience

Representatives of both tool developers and users from academia, open source, and industry.
This workshop proposal has secured the support of MathWorks, the makers of MATLAB. Additional industrial representatives, all the Turing partners and interested institutions will be invited.

Aims and Scope

  • Train the trainer: identifying a set of skills and interventions that could form the basis of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for data science educators.
  • Student's employability: identifying the latest expectations from academia and industry on the skills of data scientists. This will allow us to target them in our syllabi and make our students more employable.
  • Work with employers: opening discussion with non-partners and members of industry to identify critical areas of interest to include in our data science curricula.
  • Data Science for non-Stem disciplines: discussing how to expand data science training to less technical disciplines in order to improve data and computational literacy.
  • Data science education study group: participants will have the opportunity to work on the conversations started during the discussion session in a dedicated study group.

Featured Speakers

Graham Cole

Graham Cole is a Lecturer in Enterprise at Newcastle University, embedding foundational data skills into a wider innovation curriculum.

Dr Mike Croucher

Dr Mike Croucher is Principal Customer Success Engineer at MathWorks.

Dr Peter Laflin

Dr Peter Laflin is head of Insight and Performance at Morrisons Supermarkets Limited.

Professor Vania Dimitrova

Vania is Professor of Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence at the University of Leeds. She is currently President of the International AI in Education Society and Co-Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care.

Professor Petar Milin

Professor in the Psychology of Language and Language Learning Director of Languages for All, University of Birmingham.

Ayesha Dunk

Ayesha is a Training Officer in Skills for Data Science and AI. She coordinates logistics for, and delivery of, data science and AI training offerings. Ayesha also co-leads the data science education interest group.

Richard Plant

Richard is a member Data Study Group Science Team Support at the Alan Turing Institute.
PhD student at Edinburgh Napier University, previously a freelance web developer, journalist, editor, manager, video news editor.

James Morgan

James Morgan is Senior Director of Data at Asda, London, England, United Kingdom