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DAGs for Causal Inference

  The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. Causal diagrams or directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) can be useful to aid causal interpretation of observational data, but sensibly applying DAGs in practice can be very challenging. This talk will...

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Introduction to Big Data in Public Health- future horizons, applications and ethical issues

  The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. This seminar will consist of presentations from the following University of Leeds staff: Dr Michelle Morris, University Academic Fellow in Health Data Analytics Michelle is...

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Be Curious 2018- We are International

  The University of Leeds is hosting its 3rd annual research open day for the public, Be Curious 2018, with the theme “We are international”. This year’s event is designed to celebrate and showcase the...

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CPD – Introduction to ArcGIS

This 1 day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS version 10.2 software. It provides participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using and navigating the software, as well as focussing on the skills of data entry, data manipulation, editing, analysis...

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The answer to life, the universe and everything?

  The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. "The answer to life, the universe and everything? Scrambling through international data to analyse the resource requirements of well-being." Our keynote speaker is Dr...

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Introduction to R

This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the analytical programming language R. The course will focus on data pre-processing and visualisation, two of the key steps in understanding and generating insights from data. During the course you will learn about the benefits or R, how R handles different data types and...

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R for Transport Applications: Handling Big Data in a Spatial World

  This course teaches two skill-sets that are fundamental in modern transport research: programming and data analytics, with a focus on spatial data. Combining these enables powerful transport planning and analysis workflows for tackling a wide range of problems, including: How to effectively handle large...

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Explaining Brexit and Trump with Tidy data graphics

  2016 was an eventful year. The narrow votes in favour of Brexit in the UK and Trump in the US were a shock to many. You’ve probably heard commentators remark on the underlying causes for why people voted as they did. A familiar caricature is of blue collar disaffection (Leave and Trump) versus liberal, metropolitan...

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Advanced Modelling Strategies: challenges and pitfalls in robust causal inference with observational data

This five-day summer school, is designed to give an introduction to the common pitfalls and challenges in statistical multivariable regression modelling of observational data.  The school is run by Prof Mark S Gilthorpe (Medicine, Leeds) with input...

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