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IDA 2020 Success

Congratulations to Toyah Overton & Biraja Ghoshal for their papers accepted to IDA 2020 this year:

Biraja Ghoshal, Cecilia Lindskog, Allan Tucker, “Estimating Uncertainty in Deep Learning for Reporting Confidence: An Application on Cell Type Prediction in Testes Based on Proteomics”

Toyah Overton, Allan Tucker, “DO-U-Net for Segmentation and Counting”

Yani Xue, Miqing Li, Xiaohui Liu, “Angle-based Crowding Degree Estimation for Many-Objective Optimization”

IDA Seminar (06 Nov 2019)

IDA meeting held at WLFB 207/208 (2nd floor of Wilfred Brown) at 3:00PM

Talks from:


Leila Yousefi: The Prevalence of Errors in Machine Learning Experiments (slides can be found here)


Marco Ortu: The Butterfly “Affect”: Impact of Development Practices on Cryptocurrency Prices (slides can be found here)


Gabriel Scali: Constraint Satisfaction Problems and Constraint Programming (slides can be found here)

Nicky Nicolson is one of two recipients of the GBIF Young Researchers Award for 2019.

Congratulations again to Nicky Nicolson, who recently defended her thesis with no changes, and has now been awarded the GBIF Young Researcher award.

The award jury, led by GBIF science committee vice chair Anders G. Finstad of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), lauded Nicolson for her “highly original and innovative” approaches and her successful “use of data from GBIF to combine geographically distant collections using only minimal information on the specimen.”

She is the first U.K. national to win the award since Amy McDougal earned the honour in 2010, the programme’s first year. She is also the third U.K.-based winnner, preceded by McDougal and Juan Escamilla Mólgora, a Mexican PhD candidate at Lancaster University and 2016 award recipient.

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