Bayes Centre

Mathematical models in the age of ‘big data’ and AI

The mathematics is illustrated by using the retail system as an example – including the nonlinear dynamics of the evolution of such systems. The wider range of application is explored. Mathematical modelling has a long history but, as will be demonstrated, it is being transformed by the availability of ‘big data’ and the algorithms of AI.

This is the first of two talks by Sir Alan Wilson FBA FRS, and is a research seminiar aimed at a general mathematical audience. 

Sir Alan Wilson FBA, FRS is Director, Special Projects at The Alan Turing Institute (where he was Chief Executive from October 2016 until September 2018). He is Executive Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute at the Nuffield Foundation and, until recently, was Chair of the Home Office Science Advisory Council. He was knighted in 2001 for services to higher education. In his research, as a mathematician and geographer, he works on the science of cities, building computer models that have applications in both planning and commercial sectors.  


Coffee, tea and cakes will be available from half an hour before each talk!

There is no formal registration so arrive on time to avoid dissapointment. 

Feb 10 2020 -

Mathematical models in the age of ‘big data’ and AI

Mathematical models of cities offer an illustration of the use of models to respond to real challenges.

Room 5.10
Bayes Centre
47 Potterrow