Category Archives: LSE Events

LSE SSIT Open Research Forum on Data Science

We would like to invite submissions for the 2016 Social Study of IT Open Research Forum (SSIT ORF) Workshop at the London School of Economics on the 19th of May 2016. Aiming at PhD and junior researchers, this year’s workshop will investigate the variety of data centric research in the social sciences.


Arguably, we live in the age of the data revolution. The wave of data is redefining what we study, how we study it and how we theorise. Already acclaimed by some as a paradigmatic shift in science, the data revolution and data science receive considerable attention within the social sciences community. As such, this year’s Social Study of IT Open Research Forum of the Department of Management, LSE, aims at presenting research in progress in this area. If you are researching big data and analytics, this is the place for you to talk about your research, discuss potential stumbling blocks and hear from other participants who may be approaching similar research questions from different theoretical or methodological perspectives.

A significant feature of the Open Research Forum is its informality. While we discourage the use of slides, we will focus on panel presentations with plenty of time to focus on emerging questions and issues. You do not need to bring polished research, but rather to briefly present your topic, research question, theory, methodology and tentative or expected findings and engage in discussion with fellow researchers.

Registrations for the Open Research Forum are currently taking place. If you are interested in presenting, please submit a summary (500-1000 words) of the work or research issues you would like to present and discuss to and register here. If you are interested in participating without a presentation, you can register to attend here. Deadline for submissions is the 14th of April 2016. Successful participants will be notified by the 22nd of April 2016.

Looking forward to meeting you in May,

Open Research Forum Committee

LISA Alum Kazu Shiraiso to Play at LSE

The LSE Information Systems Group has talented alumni in all walks of life.

LISA Alumnus Kazu Shiraiso (MSc’ 98) will be performing for one night only a violin recital tat Shaw Library at 7pm tomorrow November 21st, 2014 with music by Janacek, Mozart, Lili Boulanger and Cesar Franck.

£8/£4 concession –  Tickets via or at the door.


LISA 2nd Annual BBQ Picnic Photos

There is just something about tucking into food outdoors in the tranquil sensory private garden hidden in the heart of Central London. We had plenty of good food and drinks and plenty of laughter and catching up with old friends and we were even really lucky with the weather.

A massive thank you to all of you who joined us on 6th of September and I hope the rest of you had a really good excuse.


Digital Innovation Challenge Ceremony and Reception


Dear Alumni, as you might be aware the ISI Group at the LSE held their first ever international Digital Innovation Competition for undergraduate students. The winners have now been announced and will be awarded their prize at 5.30 pm on Monday the 28th of April by the Chief Information Officer at Unilever, Willem Eelman.

The ISI group would like to invite LISA members to this ceremony and the reception drinks. This event is sponsored by BTO ( This is a great opportunity to meet faculty, corporate companies, current students and alumni.

Places are free but limited and reservation is essential. If you would like to attend please,, copying in by 12pm on Friday the 25th of April.

Winter Starts at the Old Bank of England

By Alex Calcan
LISA held one of it’s regular Old Bank of England meetups on Fleet Street on Wednesday November 6th,  to usher in the winter and swing open the doors to yet another season of Alumni events and social activities.

LOVE146 – Get Involved!

The LSE SU InnoTech Society run by MISI students (in partnership with the Google Student Ambassador team) invites you to an afternoon of celebrating technology, social good – and doing cool things that matter
Join the budding entrepreneurs and professors of LSE’s Information Systems and Innovation Group, whilst mingling with other tech professionals and supporting a good cause (non-profit org, Love146). 
The fundraiser is an opportunity to meet tech entrepreneurs and mingle with entrepreneurship-enthusiastic students as well as hear members of the non-profit community talk about doing cool things that matter – all for a good cause! The charity we are partnering with is Love146 who fight human trafficking, the second most lucrative crime. The tickets are free but we welcome voluntary donations to Love146. Alumnus can also donate without attending the event. Details and donations via: