Cambridge Data Science Summit

Learn from industry experts and explore the latest topics, tools and techniques in Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Big Data Analysis

09-10 June 2017

The Cambridge Data Science Summit is a multi-disciplinary event for researchers, developers and data professionals. Join us for inspiring keynotes, panel debates, practical data science training and numerous networking opportunities to connect, develop new skills and gain insight into the constantly evolving field of data science.

This event is delivered in collaboration with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a world leading genomics institute for experimental, computational and translational genomic research.

Topics of focus

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Data Infrastructure and Security
  • Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing

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Friday 9 June

Attend technical talks from leading figures in research and industry, discussing the latest developments, key issues and best practices.


Saturday 10 June

Advance your Data Science skills with hands-on training workshops focusing on applied Data Science with real-world case studies.


Conference Venue

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire,
CB10 1RQ

Why attend

Engage with industry experts

Gain new knowledge and insights from a range of sectors, from research and bioinformatics to business and finance

Upskill in Data Science

Learn how to implement state-of-the-art techniques to leverage the latest tools for Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Big Data Analysis.

Network with others in their field

Network and connect with researchers, data scientists and technologists from different domains and industries

Keep up to date

Get exposed to different perspectives, ideas and opportunities in the field

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Travel information

By train

London Liverpool Street, London King's Cross and Stansted Airport have direct trains to Cambridge Station from which you can readily get a taxi or bus (about 25 minutes drive) to the Sanger Institute. For train timetables please see:

By taxi

Contact numbers for some local taxi companies are:

  • Panther Taxis: +44 (0)1223 715715
  • Walden Cabs: +44 (0)1799 500500
  • Mid Anglia: +44 (0)1223 836000

A taxi from Cambridge to the Sanger Institute costs approximately £25.00 - £30.00.

By car

The Wellcome Trust is approximately 25 minutes from central Cambridge by car There is plenty of free parking for visitors. Directions to the Wellcome Trust can be found here.

By bus

The public bus, Citi 7, operates between Hinxton and Cambridge. There is a bus stop outside the Wellcome Trust (Hinxton Red Lion), the timetable for the Citi 7 bus can be found here.

Further information

Check out the conference schedule

View our two-day programme for information about our technical tracks and practical training sessions.

Interested in attending?

Early Bird tickets are available now.
Head to our registration tab to book your place.

Chat with our team


09 June - Main Conference

09:00 Conference Registration
09:30 Welcome to the Cambridge Data Science Summit
09:45 Welcome from host, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
10:00 Keynote - Social Dynamics (Daniele Quercia)
10:30 Social media impact: what can Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing tell us about the users (Ekaterina Kochmar)
11:00 Tea / Coffee Break
11:30 Encrypted Deep Learning (Andrew Trask)
12:00 Application of Machine Learning in Drug Discovery (Claus Bendtsen)
12:30 Search and Discovery at Lyst (Linda Uruchurtu)
13:00 Lunch / Networking
13:45 An Infrastructure for Genomes and BioData (Paul Woobey)
14:15 A Practical Look at putting Data Science in Production (Shahzia Holtom)
14:45 Deep Learning at ARM (Leonardo Araujo)
15:15 Tea / Coffee Break
15:45 Predicting Psychology from Social Media Data (David Stillwell)
16:15 Topics in Mathematical Imaging and its Applications (Carola Schonlieb)
16:45 Closing Keynote - The Gamma: Democratizing Data Science (Tomas Petricek)
17:15 Networking Drinks

10 June - Hands-on Workshops

09:00 Session 1
09:30 Using Apache Spark for Big Data processing (Part I)
11:00 Tea / Coffee Break
11:30 Using Apache Spark for Big Data processing (Part II)
13:00 Lunch / Networking
13:40 Data Analysis using Python
15:15 Tea / Coffee Break
15:45 Principal Component Analysis and Clustering
17:00 Conference close

Further information


Workshops will assume some basic knowledge about programming in Python. If you need a Python refresher, join our Pragmatic Python Programming Bootcamp to cover all the essentials.

Interested in attending?

Early Bird tickets are available now.
Head to our registration tab to book your place.

Tomas Petricek


Alan Turing Institute

David Stillwell

Lecturer in Big Data Analytics and Quantitative Social Science

Cambridge Judge Business School

Ekaterina Kochmar

Research Associate (NLP)

University of Cambridge

Andrew Trask

PhD (Deep Learning)

University of Oxford

Carola Schonlieb

Reader in Applied and Computational Analysis

University of Cambridge

Daniele Quercia

Head of Social Dynamics Research

Nokia Bell Labs

Claus Bendtsen

Executive Director and Head of Quantitative Biology


Leonardo Araujo

Staff Software Developer


Shahzia Holtom

Data Science Manager


Linda Uruchurtu

Senior Data Scientist


Paul Woobey

Director of ICT

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute