The first CEDAS Conference will take place on 1-2 June 2021!

Does your work involve data science? Are you curious about research in data science in Bergen? The CEDAS conference 2021 will be a 2-day event featuring talks and discussion by leading international scientists and local experts on the interaction between data science, statistics, machine learning, and AI, as well as their applications in science and society. The conference will also provide a friendly virtual poster session to present your own work, and an opportunity to connect (meeting physically if regulations allow) with like-minded data scientists from around Bergen.

CEDAS is the Center for Data Science at the University of Bergen.

The CEDAS Conference 2021 will be a hybrid event. All content will be live-streamed. Physical attendance will be possible for those located in Bergen, while national and international speakers will join us remotely.


1 June 2021

13:00-13:15Welcome and Opening
13:15-14:00Keynote: Prof Chris Holmes
14:10-14:15Short break
14:15-15:45Session 1: Machine Learning and AI
(chairs: Fedor Fomin, Pekka Parviainen)
14:15-14:45Samuel Kaski (Lead speaker)
14:45-15:05Saket Saurabh
15:05-15:25Natacha Galmiche
15:25-15:45Sjur Kristoffer Dyrkolbotn
15:45-16:15Coffee break
16:15-17:45Session 2: Data Science and Statistics
(chairs: Yushu Li, Hans Skaug)
16:15-16:45Mia Hubert (Lead speaker)
16:45-17:05John Chandler Johnson
17:05-17-25Ketil Malde
17:25-17:45Geir Nilsen
17:45-18:00Short break
18:00-19:00Poster session
(chairs: Belén García Pascual, Adriaan Ludl)

2 June 2021

09:00-10:30Session 3: Data-driven Science by Data Science
(chairs: Inge Jonassen, Tom Michoel)
09:00-09:30Krishna Agarwal (Lead speaker)
09:30-09:50Renate Gruner
09:50-10:10Jan Byška
10:10-10:30Konrad Tywoniuk
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-12:30Session 4: Human-centered Data Science
(chairs: Helwig Hauser, Christoph Trattner)
13:30-14:15Capstone: Prof Mattias Villani


Data-driven Science by Data Science session speakers

We are pleased to confirm the following speakers in the Data-driven Science by Data Science session, on June 2 from 09:00-10:30 CET: Krishna Agarwal (Lead speaker), Associate Professor in Nanoscopy at the Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Renate Gruner, Director of Research at Helse Bergen and Associate Professor at …

Machine Learning and AI session speakers

We are pleased to confirm the following speakers in the Machine Learning and AI session, on June 1 from 14:15-15:45 CET: Samuel Kaski (Lead speaker), Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, Aalto University. Saket Saurabh, Professor in Theoretical Computer Science at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Chennai and Professor in Algorithms …

Data Science and Statistics session speakers

We are pleased to confirm the following speakers in the Data Science and Statistics session, on June 1 from 16:15-17:45 CET: Mia Hubert (Lead speaker), Professor in Statistics and Data Science at the Department of Mathematics, KU Leuven. John Chandler Johnson, Associate Professor at BI Norwegian Business School and Chief Scientific Officer at GAINSystems, Inc. …