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ArcGIS and R- Uneasy Bedfellows?

  We’ve been seeing some interesting trends developing in researchers’ preferences for certain programming software over others. When it comes to spatial modelling, building maps and visualising data, ArcGIS has long been considered the front runner. Its intuitive ‘point and click’ interface means that you...

LIDA research hits £45 million

Author: Phil Waywell, LIDA Research and Innovation Development Manager In 2014, the University of Leeds was awarded £12 million to establish two national centres of excellence - the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre (Leeds) and the ...

WICI Specialist Conference: Call for Abstracts Currently Open

WICI Specialist Conference: Call for Abstracts Currently Open The Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation (WICI) has announced the theme of this year’s Specialist Conference: “Modelling complex urban environments”. The conference takes place on the 21st-22nd July 2018 at the University...

Data Analytics and Society – PhD projects now available

The Centre for Data Analytics and Society is now recruiting its second cohort of students and currently has four projects, based at the University of Sheffield, available. 1.  Applying Data Analytics to Comprehensive Linked Police Records 2. Visualizing, Exploiting...

Corporate Responsibility Research Conference: Call for Abstracts Currently Open

  The 13th annual Corporate Responsibility & Research Conference takes place on the 11th-12th September 2018 with the theme “Engaging Business and Consumers for Sustainable Change”. The conference is being hosted by the Sustainability...

Smart cities need to be more human, so we’re creating Sims-style virtual worlds

Image from www.shutterstock.com   Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared...

CDT Blog- Keiran Suchak

    The first semester of the Doctoral program has been busier than I think most of the Leeds cohort of the CDT were expecting. With commitments to a module on Research Methods, demonstrating courses for undergraduates and working on the assignments for Andy Evans’ programming module, each of us looked forward...

Town Hall – Introducing The Alan Turing Institute

Leeds staff are invited to a town hall discussion with Sir Alan Wilson, CEO at The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and AI. The University of Leeds is set to join the Turing as a university partner this year. In this talk, Alan will present examples of the exciting research already...

Call for ESRC/Turing Doctoral Studentship applications

The Alan Turing Institute and The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are seeking to recruit four doctoral students to work on PhD projects in the priority areas of smart cities and health and well-being. Studying...

Building your skills set; building your future

  The Consumer Data Research Centre offers a range of training courses aimed at enhancing capacity in data analytics and data visualisation methods.  We have a number of courses coming up over the next few months in Leeds and London. If you're looking to grow your skills set in these...