Wednesday 7 December 2016, 12-2pm
Informatics Forum (room TBC)
Humanities and social science researchers with treasure troves of data, and computer scientists looking for compelling research questions to address computationally: it’s a meeting of minds with significant potential for interesting joint projects. But finding the perfect match can be extremely difficult, especially for early-career researchers who have not yet had the chance to build extensive professional networks.
This event seeks to address this problem using a speed-dating format, to enable researchers with complementary interests and research problems to find each other efficiently and identify whether a collaboration is feasible. It is aimed especially at MSc students in the School of Informatics who are seeking a dissertation topic, and at humanities researchers who have ideas for digital projects but who need help with the data analysis and other computational aspects. Participants from all levels across Informatics and CAHSS are welcome, however, including students who are interested in paid RA work, and those who do not necessarily have a project in mind but would just like to come and get some ideas while listening to others scope out potential collaborators.
Participants will be asked to fill out a brief profile beforehand, describing their research interests and expertise, and will then be matched with one or more potential collaborators, and given time to speak together, as well as to other attendees. There will be follow-on resources available, including the chance to apply for seed funding for potential projects.
Date: Wednesday 7 December 2016
Venue: Informatics Forum (room TBC)
Lunch will be provided, and booking is essential. To reserve a place, email Helen Bradley & Emma Cockburn at email@example.com with your name, department/school, and a paragraph outlining why you are interested in attending the event by 14 November 2016.
Richard Mayr (Informatics), Anouk Lang (LLC) and Helen Bradley & Emma Cockburn (CAHSS Digital Scholarship)