Thursday, 15 October 2015

Talk: Bayesian networks: why smart data is better than big data

Bayesian networks: why smart data is better than big data
by Prof. Norman Fenton from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (QMUL)
WHEN: Fri, 16th October 2 - 3 pm
WHERE: People's Palace PP2 (Mile End Campus)

"This talk will provide an introduction to Bayesian networks which, due to relatively recent algorithmic breakthroughs, has become an increasingly popular technique for risk assessment and decision analysis. I will provide an overview of successful applications (including transport safety, medical, law/forensics, operational risk, and football prediction). What is common to all of these applications is that the Bayesian network models are built using a combination of expert judgment and (often very limited) data. I will explain why Bayesian networks ‘learnt’ purely from data – even when ‘big data’ is available - generally do not work well."

All are welcome. The seminar consists of an app. 45 min long lecture and discussion.
In case of any questions, feel free to contact me.
Hope to see you tomorrow,

Judit Petervari
Judit Petervari
PhD Student

Biological and Experimental Psychology Group
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
United Kingdom

Office: G.E. Fogg Building, Room 2.16