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The Faculty of Science & Engineering is proud to present Dr Sue Black and the 2018 Garriott Lecture

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8 May 2018

Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Venue: Arts 2 lecture theatre, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road, LONDON, E1 4NS

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The Faculty of Science & Engineering is proud to present Dr Sue Black and the 2018 Garriott Lecture

8th May, 2018 5.30pm

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception and will be held in Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus.

Summary:

The roots of Data Science were established during World War II in the pioneering work of Alan Turing and the codebreakers of Bletchley Park who produced vital intelligence in support of Allied military operations on land, at sea and in the air. Bletchley Park also heralded the birth of the information age with the industrialisation of the codebreaking processes enabled by machines such as the Turing/Welchman Bombe, and the world’s first electronic computer, Colossus that arguably was the first leap into Data Science, as we know it today. To celebrate the future of Data Science, we are pleased to invite Dr Sue Black who led the campaign to save Bletchley Park, to give our Garriott Lecture this year.

Meet the speaker:

A Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert, Dr Sue Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is now a UK government advisor, thought leader, Honorary Professor of Computer Science at UCL, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker. She set up the UK’s first online network for women in tech BCSWomen and her current social enterprise #techmums teaches mums tech skills and builds their confidence encouraging them into education, entrepreneurship and employment.

Attendance is free of charge but you must book a ticket to attend.

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