We are delighted that Prof Mattias Villani has agreed to give the closing keynote talk at the CEDAS conference 2021.
Bio: Mattias is a Professor of Statistics at the Department of Statistics at Stockholm University and at the Department of Computer and Information Science and the Division of Statistics and Machine Learning at Linköping University.
Title: Bridging the gap between data-centric disciplines – an undergraduate education perspective
Abstract: The increased availability of data and computing power has given birth to a number of new data-centric disciplines, each with a somewhat different focus, methodology and culture. I will contrast statistics and machine learning in an attempt to identify areas where changes in undergraduate education can bring data-centric disciplines closer together.