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Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Seminar Series: "Overview of TAIAO: Time-evolving data science platform"

Date Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time 12pm - 1pm
Where L.G.05
Presenter Professor Karin Bryan and Professor Albert Bifet
Contact Fiona Martin
Contact email fmartin@waikato.ac.nz
Admission Cost Free

The University of Waikato is the host organisation for TAIAO, the new MBIE-funded

Environmental Data Platform. The purpose of the platform is to provide new methods of

studying, storing and accessing environmental data, and to overcome some of the

challenges imposed by these data types, such as predicting extremes, separating multiple

scales, coping with drift, improving accuracy and assessing uncertainty. Here we explain

the concept of “data scientist” (e.g. the differences between an environmental scientist

who works with data, and an environmental data scientist), and provide an overview of the

types of innovations that could feed into a wide range of environmental science

applications. We will overview the data science research strands, the partnerships that we

are establishing (or hope to establish), and our vision for the future.