Dr Hannah Fry is a mathematician and broadcaster.
She is associate professor in the mathematics of cities at the centre for advanced spatial analysis at University College London (UCL), and a regular presenter of science and maths programmes on BBC TV and radio.
Having specialised in fluid dynamics, Hannah worked briefly in Formula 1 aerodynamics before returning to academia. At UCL she works with physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour - particularly in urban environments – to answer questions from shopping habits to transport to riots. She also takes unusual examples of how data and models are used in everything from locating serial killers, the analysis of fertility in cows, and predicting malarial water sources. She uses these illustrations to examine how data is collected, used, how reliable it is and what its limitations are.
Hannah also looks at how artificial intelligence is finding new ways to use data. She reveals how AI is being applied in areas as sensitive as criminal sentencing and whilst not perfect it still outperforms humans in delivering unbiased decision-making.
Dr Hannah Fry is our opening plenary speaker on Tuesday 9 April at 14:00 - "How to be human in the age of the machine". See full Networkshop47 programme.
Formerly an NHS manager and scholar of social sciences, Professor Edward Peck has been vice-chancellor of Nottingham Trent University (NTU) since 2014.
Under his leadership, the university has started on the long journey of redefining what constitutes a 21st century university. In 2017, NTU was named THE University of the Year. Edward is also on the board of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association, a trustee of UCAS, and a panel member on the Independent Review of Fees and Funding.
Professor Edward Peck will welcome delegates to Networkshop47 on Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 13:30. See full Networkshop47 programme.
Dave advises on the development of digital strategy for Dimension Data's global education and research clients.
He focuses on hybrid cloud and managed services, Internet of Things and mobility, data abstraction and analytics driving student outcomes, safe schools and cyber security.
For 12 years he managed the deployment and support of student related solutions at an international research university. Prior to this, he was a consultant for 18 years.
Dave Heyns will be the after-dinner speaker at our annual conference dinner on Wednesday 10 April.
Erik has been chief executive officer (CEO) of GÉANT, Europe's leading collaboration on e-infrastructure for research and education, since 2017.
He has over 30 years of experience within education and research networking, internet standardisation and internet governance. Before GÉANT, he was chief technology officer (CTO) at SURFnet and managing director for the information sciences and space technology division at Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
For his contributions, Erik was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014.
Erik Huizer will be giving a plenary talk at on Thursday 11 April at 09:00. See full Networkshop47 programme.
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