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About Southampton Data Science Academy

Part of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton, Southampton Data Science Academy courses are tutor-led by industry-leading academics and thought-leaders in the field of data science.

Watch the video to hear UK Skills Champion for AI Dame Wendy Hall explain the value of our courses:

The Academy was established to bridge the data skills gap in today’s increasingly data-driven world through world-class training and education. Through our pioneering work, our expertise in data science is transforming the way data is collected, integrated and converted into knowledge and evidence – informing decision-making across both private and public sectors.

The Academy has now trained, assessed and certified more than 1,000 students across insurance, actuarial, legal, financial services professional and in the public sector.  

CPD accredited

Southampton Data Science Academy training is CPD accredited, meaning it has reached the Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. 

The ODI

We’re also founding partners of the UK’s Open Data Institute (ODI) in London’s Tech City – established to lead businesses across the UK in harnessing and leveraging the power of data.

The academics who developed our courses

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Professor Dame

Wendy Hall

Wendy is Regius Professor of Computer Science and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Engagement) at the University of Southampton, as well as Executive Director of the Web Science Institute. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Digital Economy, was co-Chair of the UK government’s 2017 AI Review, and is the first Skills Champion for AI in the UK.

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Les Carr

Les is Professor of Web Science at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science. He’s also a Director of the Web Science Institute and previously Director of the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training. His research on Open Access and Open Data led to the establishment of Eprints – offering Open Access publication and data services, training and support to the research industry.

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Gary Willis

Gary is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honours degree in Electromechanical Engineering, followed by a PhD in Industrial Hypermedia Systems. Gary is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology, and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy. He is also a visiting Associate Professor at University of Cape Town and a research professor at RLabs.

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Rob Blair

Rob is Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science. He holds an MSc Information Systems from University of East Anglia and an MSc Web Science from University of Southampton. Qualified to teach Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Rob is a highly-experienced classroom teacher and online tutor specialising in data science.

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Manuel León Urrutia

Dr. Manuel León Urrutia is Research Fellow in the Web and Internet Science research group of the Electronics and Computer Science department of the University of Southampton. Manuel is specialised in learning technologies, with experience in learning design and research interests in MOOCs and learning analytics. Prior to joining the Computer Science department in 2012, he worked for 6 years as an editor in a publishing company, and 6 more years as a language teacher in the University of Southampton. Manuel currently has an academic, senior tutoring and learning design role in the Southampton Data Science Academy.

David Millard

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David Millard

Dave is Associate Professor of Computer and Web Science at the University of Southampton, David is a founding member of the Web and Internet Science research group within the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). He represents ECS on the steering group for the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training. David is currently Vice-Chair for ACM SIGWEB.

Your online tutors

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