Join us for a 2-day workshop to bring together mathematicians and data analysts from academia, industry, NGOs and government, focused on how mathematics and data can and are being used to drive social progress. The main themes will be mathematical modelling of social phenomena, statistical analysis and presentation of data relevant to these phenomena, and existing or potential social consequences of mathematical/statistical applications.
Talks will cover topics including: using data and mathematical modelling to understand and tackle contemporary challenges (e.g. climate change, public health issues, poverty & inequality), mathematical modelling of social processes and polarisation in society, mathematical modelling of sustainable development, the mathematics of democratic decision making, effective data communication, opportunities and risks in automated AI systems.
List of speakers
Giselle Cory, Datakind,UK
Karsten Donnay, University of Konstanz, Germany
Betty Kivumbi Nannyonga, Makerere University, Uganda
Steven Lade, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden & Australian National University, Australia
Michael Mäs, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Nicole Nisbett, House of Commons & University of Leeds, UK
Andreas Nitsche, Interaktive Demokratie e.V., Germany
Anne Owen, University of Leeds, UK
David Sumpter, Uppsala University, Sweden
Jonathan Ward, University of Leeds, UK