Data / Health / Science
The crazy places data science can take you
Data science is an amazing field that brings together mathematics and computer science – along with biology, physics, chemistry, policy, finance, climate science, advertising … you name it and data scientists are probably working on it.
In this masterclass we welcome data scientists Dr Christopher Baker and Isobel Abell from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Melbourne Centre for Data Science, who will give us the lowdown on how data science is now pretty much everywhere, and how governments are using data scientists to protect us from foot and mouth disease, Covid outbreaks and more.
The Science Festival Mid-Afternoon Masterclasses run online every day at 2pm, Monday to Friday during National Science Week. Each masterclass showcases a University of Melbourne scientist and their groundbreaking discoveries, with live demonstrations, virtual lab tours, and lots of fun!
Get your questions ready as our scientists would love to hear from you during the live Q&A.