Launch of the Dr George Moore Chair in Data Analytics
This event has ended
- 15:00 to 16:30
MU011, Teaching Centre
- Contact details
- 028 7012 3266
This event celebrates the philanthropic investment of £5 million made by the Moore Family to endow this Chair, cementing Ulster University’s reputation as a global leader in revolutionising artificial intelligence and data analytics with real time, real life impact.
Dr George Moore is often cited as a founding father of the data analytics industry. As an Honorary Graduate of Ulster University, the establishment of this prestigious endowed Chair in his name honours his significant contribution to this increasingly important field. This Chair supports Ulster’s ambitions, as a centre of excellence in the field of data analytics, by providing funds to engage a stellar, world-class academic as well as an associated research fellow to increase our research power and impact.
This gift is the largest private donation to Ulster University’s work and builds on Magee’s history of philanthropy when the campus was established in 1865 with the support of a gift of £20,000 (equivalent to £2 million today) from Martha Magee.
Dr Mark Briers is Programme Director at The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Prior to this, Mark spent 17 years working in industry as a senior research lead in the area of cyber security and statistical inference. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and a Royal Statistical Society Council member. Mark holds a PhD in Information Engineering from University of Cambridge.
Mark will deliver a talk on the future of data analytics and highlight the importance of this investment in Ulster University’s global impact.