Data is central to understanding the world around us. Making good use of data is a vital part of tackling societal challenges. The DATA Theme brought together coleagues from several faculties of Lund University: School of Economics and Management, Humanities and Theologyr, Engineering, Medicine, Science, and Social Sciences, as well as from The University Library.

The DATA Theme developed approaches concerning how data is stored and accessed, how we visualise data, how we discover patterns in data, and how we use it to predict future outcomes.

The DATA Theme consisted of five distinct threads which were interwoven as theme members were each engaged in several threads.

Thread One: Archiving vanishing languages

Thread Two: Visualising the Universe

Thread Three: Discovery from the Written Word

Thread Four: A Catalogue of Stellar Spectra

Thread Five: Understanding How We Work Together

DATA ran as a Theme at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Study from Autumn 2017 until Spring 2018.

A report of the DATA Theme activities is available here.

DATA coordinators: Melvyn B. Davies, Monica Lassi and Kalle Astrom.