Each year in December, ADS hosts its annual Highlights Event. The ADS Highlights Event 2020 included a keynote from Elissa Redmiles, research highlights from our academic and industry partners and the winners of the inaugural ADS Thesis Awards.
The ADS Highlights Event 2020 – 10th December at 15:30
The event included keynote speakers, an update on ADS from our director, Lynda Hardman, 4 min. pitches from the ADS Gold Partners and the announcement of the ADS Thesis Award winners. In 2019, ADS had a special end of year Highlights event to celebrate its five year anniversary.
The ADS Thesis Awards
In 2020, the ADS Thesis Awards were introduced for BSc and MSc students. Both categories have two awards each (a total of four awards), where at least one of the winners (out of the two) in both, BSc and MSc categories must be a woman or someone from an underrepresented minority. The winners of the awards received a cash prize sponsored by Elsevier, Prosus and ADS, as well as presented their thesis work at the ADS Highlights Event.
ADS Research Coupons
At the 2019 Highlights Event, ADS announced it would be awarding up to five Research Coupons to help forge new public-private research partnerships. Read about the four successful proposals. This initiative was launched once more at the 2020 Highlights Event and aims to help build new relationships between academia and industry in the fields of Data Science and AI.