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Photo of groups of people having discussions in the atrium of the Big Data Institute.

The goal of the Sustainable Big Data Conversations is to engage the Big Data Institute  (BDI) and Oxford Population Health (OxPop) research community with the topic of the environmental sustainability of their research.

This series of conversations:

  • brings key stakeholders in the field of environmental sustainability of data-driven research in conversation with the BDI and OxPop community
  • sparks the reflexivity of the research community and the leadership team on issues around environmental sustainability
  • explores possibilities for concrete changes that can be done at different levels of the research ecosystem

The inaugural event Sustainable Big Data Conversation Series was held on 17 July 2023:

Tackling the hidden costs of computing: GREENER principles for sustainable computational science

  • Prof Michael Inouye is Professor of Systems Genomics and Population Health in the Dept of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge and Director of Data Science at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne. He is also Director of the Cambridge Baker Systems Genomics Initiative.
  • Dr Loïc Lannelongue is a Research Associate in biomedical data science in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow and a Postdoctoral Associate at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Details of future sessions will be posted here.