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Leeds set to become a partner of The Alan Turing Institute

  The University of Leeds is set to become a partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s prestigious national institute for data science. The work will be led by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) with contributions from researchers...

Can activity self-tracking decrease health and social inequalities?

Dr Chris Till, co-investigator on one of the projects funded by the CDRC Innovation Fund, provides his views on using big commercial datasets critically. This month I started working on a new project with colleagues from Leeds Beckett University and The...

Data Analytics and Society – Postdoctoral Fellowships Available

  The CDT in Data Analytics and Society recently announced the introduction of a Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme aimed at those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks,...

Linking the built environment and obesity: five key challenges

  Elevated obesity prevalence is concerning due to the associated individual and societal consequences. There have been mixed findings for public health interventions, with many only achieving short-term success in weight loss (Padwal, 2007). Policymakers are therefore engaging with the idea that the built environment...

LIDA Seminar leads to successful funding application

In spring 2016 I was invited to present my work on ‘environmental footprints: consumption-based approaches to measuring environmental impacts’ as part of the LIDA seminar series. As a direct result of this opportunity I got to know several LIDA staff members and staff from LIDA partner organisations including CallCredit....

Dr Nick Malleson awarded ERC Starting Grant

    The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the awarding of its Starting Grants to 406 top researchers throughout Europe.  LIDA's Dr Nick Malleson was awarded €1.4 million for five years, to further his work on using big data to react to civil emergencies. Using big data to react to...

Kelvin Tsoi – LIDA Visit

  I’m Kelvin Tsoi, a digital epidemiologist from the Stanley Ho Big Data Decision Analytics Research Centre, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I am leading an interdisciplinary research team to apply Big Data techniques for healthcare research. I visited Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) and shared my recent...

Work Experience at LIDA – Alex Duley

I felt inspired to come to LIDA for my lower-sixth work experience placement, since I am intrigued by the use of data and to what extent it influences research and wider society. During the week, I have developed an understanding for how the data is analysed and, more practically, how it is put to use for business and study....