CEBE Annual Research Speed Dating – 29 April

Wednesday 29 April, 12pm-2pm, MP203 (CEBE Boardroom)

Listen to others as they talk, and think how you could use their ideas and approaches: what questions would you ask them?

The format will be fast paced! Everyone will get the chance to speak for 2 minutes (you will be timed!), then the ‘dating’ will commence.

The goal of the Research Speed Dating event is to meet people, find out what’s going on in CEBE in terms of research, broaden connections, foster dialogue, increase cross-School interactions and build research relationships within the Faculty…and, in a few cases, beyond!


Come prepared to talk!  Two minutes isn’t long, so what would you say to friends and family when asked “what’s your research about?” – A common question for all labelled as “researchers”.  So – headlines of exactly what your focus is, who would benefit from your work, what’s innovative about it?  If you want, bring an “artefact” to show – though not a PowerPoint or similar presentation, and don’t expect any additional time to show or play with it!

To register your interest please e-mail

CANCELLED: CEBE Research Seminar – 23 April


Oracle Advanced Analytics option: In-Database Predictive Analytics using SQL and R

With Brendan Tierney, Oracle ACE Director

Thursday 23 April, 10am-1pm, Room MP432, Millennium Point, City Centre Campus

This presentation will begin by looking at the typical types of analytics that organisations perform and how they can move into automated and prescriptive analytics. Advanced Analytics is not only for Big Data projects but for all types of organisations, big or small. This idea is very often not talked about or discussed in all the marketing hype. SQL has been around for over 40 years and is a very powerful language.  Many of the capabilities and features of newer languages have been available in SQL for a long time.

The presentation will have a number of excellent demonstrations that show you how to use the Oracle Data Miner tool to build data mining workflows, will show how you can develop and implement in-database data mining using SQL and how you can integrate R into your database to expand your advanced analytics options using Oracle R Enterprise.

Bio:  Brendan is an independent consultant and lectures on Data Mining and Advanced Databases in the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. He has 21+ years of extensive experience working in the areas of Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Data Architecture and Database Design. Brendan has worked on projects in Ireland, UK, Belgium and USA. Brendan is the editor of the UKOUG Oracle Scene magazine and deputy chair of the OUG Ireland BI SIG. Brendan is a regular speaker at conferences across Europe and the USA and has written technical articles for OTN, Oracle Scene, IOUG SELECT Journal and ODTUG Technical Journal. Brendan has published his Oracle Press book called Predictive Analytics using Oracle Data Miner and this book is available to purchase on Amazon.

Following the presentation, there will be a Q and A session.


Coffee and tea will be provided