For Immediate Release
23rd August 2022
Insight SFI Centre Symposium on Big Data in recreational running
Minister of State for Sport, the Gaeltacht and Defence, Jack Chambers TD to the event, which will feature latest research findings on injury, diet and performance optimisation for runners
The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics is holding a free Science of Running Symposium in UCD on the 3rd of September which aims to bring the latest science findings to the running public and to researchers in the field. Minister of State for Sport, the Gaeltacht and Defence, Jack Chambers TD will open the event on the day.
Insight SFI Centre has distilled its world class running research into a series of practical talks and presentations about the latest science in terms of injury prevention, performance improvement and training practice. There will also insights for the scientific community on the interface between data analysis/machine learning and human performance/injury risk. The symposium is free of charge but attendees are asked to make a voluntary contribution in aid of the Jerry Kiernan Foundation.
Professor Brian Caulfield, Director of Insight at UCD said; ‘Here at Insight we have developed a hub of world class expertise on the science of running. Data analytics has illuminated so much about what constitutes best practice in running, and we are proud to be able to bring some of these findings to the scientific community and the running public. We are also delighted to be supporting the Jerry Kiernan Foundation in its important mission’.
This live event will also be accessible online. Professor of Computer Science Barry Smyth will lead out the event with a talk on the application of machine learning and big data to recreational running.
Attendees will also hear speakers such as Dr Garett Coughlan talking about injury prevention strategies and dietician Evan Lynch will talk about common mistakes athletes make when it comes to nutrition.
For marathon runners, Aonghus Lawlor will talk about hitting the wall and what we can learn, while Alison Keogh will talk about the best marathon training strategies. Aisling Lacey will provide insights from research with the Irish running community and Professor Kieran Moran will look at biomechanical factors in running injury.
Registration for the event, which can be attended in person or virtually, is essential. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-of-running-symposium-tickets-387475257927
There is no fee for the event but voluntary contributions to the Jerry Kiernan Foundation would be greatly welcomed. Donations can be made through the Foundation’s website www.JerryKiernanFoundation.org.
Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics
The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics is one of Europe’s largest data analytics research organisations, with over 450 researchers, more than 80 industry partners and €150+ million in funding. Its research spans Fundamentals of Data Science, Sensing and Actuation, Scaling Algorithms, Model Building, Multi-Modal Analysis, Data Engineering and Governance, Decision Making, and Trustworthy AI.
Insight is made up of four host institutions at DCU, University of Galway, UCC and UCD. Insight’s partner sites are Maynooth University, Tyndall, TCD and UL.