Leeds Data Science Society

The Leeds Data Science Society is for anyone at the University of Leeds interested in the field of “big data” and analytics. They welcome anyone from developers, to data scientists, to those who are simply curious about data science but don’t know where to start. They also welcome those at fellow universities, institutions or industries who want to work with them.

Overall, the aim of the society is to create an environment where people can learn, network, and ultimately, together build up a community for data science based, but not limited to, the city of Leeds. From a standing start in December 2015, they now have over 500 members across all three education levels at the university (UG, PG and PhD) from a variety of different schools such as Business, Earth and Environment, and Engineering. As the society grows, they are finding it going from strength to strength as we include more people with diverse backgrounds to bring their insight to data problems.

LIDA supports the Data Science Society in a number of ways including:

  • Providing datasets for society workshops (CDRC)
  • Providing guidance and expertise
  • Helping to secure guest speakers
  • Promoting the society
  • Allowing use of facilities for events & workshops.

To find out more about the work of the society please visit their website.