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São Paulo to host school on advances in data science

Renowned scientists will address topics as databases, machine learning, high-performance computing and image processing

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Learning from Data will be held in Brazil from July 29 through August 9 at the University of São Paulo's International Diffusion Center.

Reporters are invited to register for the scientific sessions and short courses, which will present state-of-art science and results of new research.

The School will cover topics such as fundamentals of extracting information from data, machine learning, pattern recognition, fundamentals of databases and high-performance computing, as well as applications of data science to real problems.

"Big Data Systems and Analytics", with Ling Liu, from the Georgia Tech College of Computing, "Data Science for Social Good", with Raymond Ng, from the University of British Columbia, "Deep Learning", with Zhangyang (Atlas) Wang, from the Texas A&M University, and "Advances in Kernel Machine Learning", with Stéphane Canu, from the National Institute of Applied Science in Rouen, are some of the topics that will be covered by the School.

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is supporting the event through its São Paulo School of Advanced Science Program (SPSAS). Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers who are already working on subjects relating to data Science can apply to receive financial support to cover the cost of air travel, accommodation and meals.

The ten-day event will include short courses and lectures designed to present an integrated in-depth view of data science fundamentals, technologies and applications.

It also aims to connect data science to other knowledge areas and will therefore include discussion of applications of data science techniques to real problems in astronomy, economics, genetics and image processing, as well as data management in the context of open science. There will also be a session in which experts assess the impact of data science on society and a series of poster presentations by participants on their work in progress.

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Application and more information: http://www.usp.br/data-science/advanced-school

About São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is a public institution with the mission of supporting scientific research in all fields of knowledge by awarding scholarships, fellowships and grants to investigators linked with higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. FAPESP is aware that the very best research can only be done by working with the best researchers internationally. Therefore, it has established partnerships with funding agencies, higher education, private companies, and research organizations in other countries known for the quality of their research and has been encouraging scientists funded by its grants to further develop their international collaboration. You can learn more about FAPESP at http://www.fapesp.br/en and visit FAPESP news agency at http://www.agencia.fapesp.br/en to keep updated with the latest scientific breakthroughs FAPESP helps achieve through its many programs, awards and research centers. You may also subscribe to FAPESP news agency at http://agencia.fapesp.br/subscribe.

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