Teaming up with a collaborative community of data science experts, two of our Data Scientists, Eron Cemal and Pranav Patel, took part in the August Turing Data Study Group (TDSG) hosted by The Alan Turing Institute in Bristol. The intensive five-day collaborative hackathons bring together organisations from industry, government and talented multi-disciplinary researchers from academia to help generate ideas for kick-starting larger research projects.
Working in groups of 10, the Data Scientists tackled problems submitted by TDSG, with the focus of the week for Eron and Pranav being on two key challenges; computer vision and natural language processing. Eron investigated the problem of identifying protein filaments within a photo for medical imaging, and Pranav studied the contents of Oliver Messels letters for the Bristol theatre collection, looking at natural language processing of textual datasets.
For Eron and Pranav the event was ‘a great place to meet like-minded data scientists and provided a fantastic opportunity to knowledge share and learn new skills’. The sessions gave everyone the chance to put knowledge into practice, moving beyond individual fields of research to solve real world problems.
About the Alan Turing Institute
The Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. They undertake research which tackles some of the biggest challenges in science, society and the economy. Collaborating with universities, businesses, public and third sector organisations to apply this research to real-world problems, with lasting effects for science, the economy, and the world we live in.