Data Intensive Science

Jun 20. till Jun 20.

Data-Intensive Science

This short informal workshop was intended to introduce some of the issues and opportunities surrounding what is increasingly a new kind of ‘data-intensive’ science.

20/06/20162016-06-20 - 20/06/20162016-06-20
Diamond Light Source

Experimental facilities such as Diamond and ISIS are now producing ever increasing amounts of data. Scientists are also now being required to manage, visualise, analyse and curate their data and link data sets to their research publications.

This short informal workshop was intended to introduce some of these issues and opportunities around what is increasingly a new kind of ‘data-intensive’ science. After brief overview talks by Tony Hey and Mark Heron, the external keynote was given by Professor Jeremy Frey who gave examples of his work in automating support for the entire data life cycle and suggest new directions for users of STFC experimental facilities. The second half of the workshop consisted of three short talks from each of the three on-site facilities – Dan Rolfe from the OCTOPUS Group in CLF, Alun Ashton from Diamond, and Tom Griffin from ISIS/SCD.


Click on the talk titles to download PDF files of the slides.

09:30 -  09:50 The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery Tony Hey, Chief Data Scientist, STFC
09:55 - 10:15 Computing and Networking at Diamond Mark Heron, Diamond
10:20 - 11:00 The Scientific Data Life Cycle Professor Jeremy Frey, Chemistry Department, University of Southampton
11:05 - 11:20 BREAK  
11:20 - 11:40 Data exploitation in the OCTOPUS facility: Challenges in robust, quantitative and scalable biomedical research Dan Rolfe, CLF OCTOPUS Facility
11:45 - 12:05 Data Analysis and Scientific Software at Diamond Alun Ashton, Data Analysis Software Group, Diamond
12:10 - 12:30 Experimental Steering at ISIS Tom Griffin, ISIS/SCD
12:35 - 13:00 OPEN DISCUSSION  

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