BCAM Seminars for Data Scientists

Date: Wed, Jun 24 2015

Hour: 16:00

Speakers: Dae-Jin Lee, Agurtzane Lekuona and Marcella Tambuscio

June 24, 2015

Dae-Jin Lee, BCAM - Applied Statistics

What is Data Science?

In general terms, Data Science consists of extracting knowledge from data. It employs techniques and concepts from many fields such as mathematics, statistics, engineering, signal processing, probability, computer science, operations research, data warehousing and high performance computing. The field of Data Science is emerging at the intersection of the fields of social sciences, statistics, information and computer science, biology, medicine and healthcare. One of the main characteristics of Data Science is the diversity of knowledge from multidisciplinary teams with the objective of solving new challenging problems. 

Why these seminars at BCAM? 

BCAM research area in Data Science organises these seminar series to gather around researchers (particularly undergraduate, postgraduate, master students, PhD. students, Postdocs and early career researchers) in different areas in the Basque Country that utilise statistical methods, data analysis, simulation and computational techniques for solving new challenging problems with particular interest in understanding the potential value it brings for society. The seminars are also open to practitioners and industrial partners interested in sharing their problems and challenges. 


Bring together people interested in Data Science.

Foster a safe environment for Data Scientist where everyone feels comfortable to share and learn.

Create a "community" of Data Scientists interested in learning about interesting problems and present their results to a "friendly" audience.

Be open to new ideas on how to make this group an exciting growth opportunity for everyone.


After a short introduction about this activity, a first talk will be given by Agurtzane Lekuona (UPV/EHU) who will present her recent work on the analysis of inequality of opportunity in educational achievements. The second talk will be given by Marcella Tambuscio(Università di Torino), Marcella will present her recent work on modeling misinformation spread in social networks.

** Please be aware that due to the potential variety of the audience some of discussions and presentations could be in spanish.


BCAM-Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain, UPV/EHU

Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Università di Torino, Italy

Confirmed speakers:

 Dae-Jin Lee

Agurtzane Lekuona

Marcella Tambuscio