Cyber security, open source intelligence, web science, bioinformatics and crime science…all modern and relevant terms in the UK research landscape, and all with one thing in common: Data. Why are researchers interested in accessing publicly available data? What are they doing with anonymised, confidential data? How can open data provide us with intelligence? How can data from one field of research be used in another?
This Unique finale to The Data Dialogue, At War with Data, provided Early Career Researchers from a range of disciplines with the tools and knowledge to approach the subject of research data from a wider point of view. Guests were exposed to speakers with extensive experience in medical and health data, cyber security, archaeological data, Forensic Science, and Security Science.
The event raised various questions, including with whom we should be sharing data, whether open data really is a good idea, and how anonymisation of data is essential. Read on to hear from our guests and speakers, as well as for a sum-up of the event from PhD researcher Mark Roeling.
From our Researchers
Prof. Kate Bowers
The Role of Innovative Data in Advancing Crime Science, University College London
Prof. Thomas Rid
Hunting Adversaries in a Sea of Data, War Studies, King’s College London
Due to the sensitive nature of some of Prof. Rid’s talk, it is not available to download. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.