Martingale Foundation collaborates with The Royal Institution to host guest lecture by Professor Emma McCoy

Photo of banked wooden seats in a lecture hall (in Los Angeles USA, to be honest) by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

The Martingale Foundation is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with The Royal Institution.

On 20 April 2024, the organisations will collaborate to hold a lecture by Professor Emma McCoy. McCoy is Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) and Professor of Statistics at the London School of Economics (LSE).

The lecture, titled ‘Do data deceive or inform?‘, explores the world of data analysis and AI solutions and how these fields impact informed decision-making in the modern world. McCoy draws on her own experience using real-world examples to navigate some of the pitfalls and tips on how to avoid bias.

McCoy has a particular interest in mathematics education and is a member of the Royal Society Advisory Committee of Mathematics Education (ACME), and its A-level Contact Group for Mathematics. McCoy’s research interests are in time series and causal inference, with a particular focus on how best to use data to inform intervention policies in transport applications. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and the Royal Statistical Society.

Chloe Slevin, Communications Manager at Martingale shares “We are delighted to be partnering with the Ri and working with Prof. Emma McCoy on such an exciting event! Data analysis and AI are ever growing fields of study, which we know are of particular interest to the 2023 Martingale Scholars who will be attending the lecture. It is brilliant to be collaborating with the Ri on this event and we look forward to welcoming everyone to what is sure to be an insightful evening.”

The unique event will also include a private audience with Prof. McCoy and the 2023 Martingale Scholars, as part of the Martingale Development Programme. Scholars will have the opportunity to meet Prof. McCoy and talk about her research interests as well as network with other notable academics and Heads of Mathematics Departments at Martingale partner universities.

The lecture will be held at The Royal Institution, on 20 April 2024 at 7pm.

More information and tickets for the event can be found on The Royal Institution’s website.