SIRA Data Science Event

September 9th, 2020 - 10:45 to 16:00 - Zurich

Aim and Scope

The commoditization of machine learning methods associated with easier access to large data sets has expanded the application of data science techniques beyond the AI academic frontiers.

In this edition, SIRA Event is dedicated to data science, presenting the area from a multidisciplinary perspective. In addition to discussing topics frequently associated with data science, such as data mining and natural language processing, the event widens the debate with speakers from both industry and academia that presents their applications and research in finance, software engineering and law.

The event will also promote a panel to debate "Opportunities and Challenges in Data-Oriented Academia-Industry Collaborations", to bring insights on how the SIRA members can find and establish new data-oriented projects with industry partners.

The event is free of charge to SIRA members (Swiss CS/IS professors), MERs in CS/IS, and postdocs in research groups of SIRA members.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Philippe Cudré-Mauroux (University of Fribourg) - Exascale Information Management and Big Data.

  • Achim Kohli (legal-i, Bern) - Machine Learning in the Legal Domain.

  • TBD - Network Science, Computational Social Science, and Machine Learning.

  • TBD - Data Science in Finance: An Industry Experience.


University of Zurich.

More instructions soon.


Martin Glinz, UZH

Siegfried Handschuh, UNISG

Juliano Efson Sales, UNISG

Erik Graf, BFH

Registration Deadline



Please register here for the SIRA Data Science Event. The event is free, but we need to gauge the number of people present for our logistics.