Quantum Tunnel

Attending the Data Science Institute seminar at Imperial College


DSI Talk with Dr Gautam Shroff 19/02/2015 – NOTICE: These are only notes and they may not make much sense out of context… 

Current business themes – Digital imagination – Simplification – Governance – Suistainability

Digital re-imagination

From = Data “raw material” to = Delivery “means”

What does big data mean? Not that its a lot of data but its width -> High dimensional spaces.

Things to take into account:

– Data width v Data length

– Real-time response v Strategic response

Simulation is very important although it is not traditionally in the arena of predictive analytics.

The typical path:



But that is not enough. In practice there are a number of external factors to take into account. So you try or simulate

The typical flow #predictive #analytics is prediction & optimisation. But the real challenge are external factors. So try or #simulate #DSI

Unfortunately trying is not a viable option for a number of businesses out there!

Agent-based modelling and Casual Analysis are not purely statistics, you need assumptions to set them up!

Detecting abnormal behaviour using deep learning. Look at Office power consumption: http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~eamonn/discords

EXAMPLE: Enterprise contextual intelligence: detecting specific event from twitter

Prognostic Sensor Fusion for the Industrial Internet

Inspiration from AI / Neuroscience

Operational and Organizational Challenges

Business Data Fusion Toy Example

Possible Future – Data Marketplace Platform