Data Science Workshop

Data Science Workshop

This introduction to Data Science workshop will provide the foundations of establishing the skills to progress in Machine Learning.

This two day workshop will comprise classroom, online and curated examples/scenarios; including:

  • Introduction to statistics.
  • Python primer.
  • What is data science? Why is it important?
  • Jupiter familiarisation.
  • Combining multiple data sources.
  • Basic Machine Learning algorithms.

Cost: £1250 + VAT

Workshop Facilitator - Katherine James

Katherine James is the Head of Data Science at Royal Mail, where she leads a team of 20 data scientists working on a wide variety of projects including forecasting, vehicle route optimization, workload planning and AI for operational managers. Her background is in statistical genetics and she completed a PhD in the genetics of HIV-2 infection at Oxford in 2014. Following a short Post-Doc in Kumamoto in Southern Japan, she returned to the UK and entered industry as a data scientist in the Know Me team at British Airways. She was responsible for building a recommender system for email personalization which went through successful A/B testing and formed the basis for destination personalization to over 4 million customers. She has been at Royal Mail since 2016 and alongside her day job is a passionate advocate for women in Tech, mentoring several early career data scientists and regularly blogging and speaking about how to increase diversity in tech teams at internal and external events.