The Library at the UOC Data Day

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
A globe with numbers and snippets of source code projected on top of it

Mari Vállez and Hajar Essamadi attended the second edition of this conference devoted to data technology.

On 16 May, for the second year running, the Movistar Center in Barcelona hosted the UOC Data Day (D2), a conference promoted by the UOC's Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, to discuss issues such as data analysis, data science, business intelligence, business analytics and big data.

Representing the Library were Mari Vállez, a leading figure in the design and operation of the Library’s strategic indicators system, and Hajar Essamadi, an intern from the University of Barcelona’s Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, who assists in the identification and constant improvement of gathered data.

The UOC Data Day programme

Speakers' presentations looked at many different areas of data analysis, from medicine to finance and education.

  • Laia Subirats (data science researcher at Eurecat [Technology Centre of Catalonia]) began the programme with a presentation on the Kaggle experience in higher education.
  • Jordi Nin (senior data scientist at BBVA Data & Analytics) spoke of his project with BBVA, where he studied propagation delay in financial networks to help the bank improve its financial services. His talk highlighted the value that data processing brings to an institution.
  • Anna Bosch Rué (VP data intelligence at Launchmetrics) gave a very conceptual presentation on how to structure a machine-learning project, one of the key elements in data analysis.
  • Eloy Martínez presented his project which aims to decipher the brain network in order to detect symptoms of brain diseases. His talk was especially interesting as it brought together many fields that, at first glance, may seem unrelated: graph theory, data analysis and neuroimmunology.