LERN Debate 2017 – Big Data

The reduction in price of processing capacity and data storage is allowing us to generate datasets of unmatched size and complexity. This is especially true for the evolutionary sciences, where ever-increasing datasets are fuelled by the improvement of image analysis and sequencing technologies. We now face the challenge of finding the best approaches to manage this accumulation of data. For instance, is it preferable to favour quantity over quality? Will our processing capacity catch up with the pace at which data is being generated?

Four prominent researchers specialised in Big Data will discuss these and other pressing questions regarding the future of evolutionary research in our annual debate organised in association with the Linnean Society:

  • Prof Christophe Dessimoz (University of Lausanne; University College London)
  • Prof Kate Jones (University College London)
  • Dr Nicholas Pound (Brunel University London)
  • Dr Vincent Smith (Natural History Museum, London)

Moderator: Kathryn Ford  (Brunel University London)

 

Date: Thursday 16 November 2017

Follow the link below for more information on the event and to access the registration page:

https://www.linnean.org/meetings-and-events/events/lern-debate-2017-big-data

More updates coming soon!

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