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Webinar: Data Science in Chemical Engineering: Challenges and Expectations

Webinar: Data Science in Chemical Engineering: Challenges and Expectations
  • Date From 28th September 2021
  • Date To 28th September 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 20:00 NZST. Duration: 1 hour.


Data science is a growing and exciting industry, showing both significant progress, and making many promises. Many companies and consultants are recommending that we should be following the likes of Netflix and Google or be left behind. However, chemical engineering companies are not software companies, and making a movie recommendation is not the same thing as making a plant set point recommendation. This talk will explore the challenges and expectations of data science, specific to chemical engineering, and what you need to consider when embarking in this space.


Irina Boiarkina, Data Scientist, Fonterra

Irina is a chemical engineer working as a data scientist for Fonterra, a world leading dairy exporter. Prior to this she worked as a lecturer at the University of Auckland, and completed her post-doc on a joint project between the University of Auckland and Fonterra investigating the effect of spray dryer operation on milk powder quality.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the New Zealand Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


20:00—21:00 NZST.


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