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A Year of Data Science in retrospect- Leeds Data Science Society

  As another academic year comes to a close, we take a look back at the events and activities of the last semester.  The 2nd semester kicked off with a careers event delivered by KPMG, to introduce members to the potential of a career in technology consulting. This was taken further later in March when KPMG...

Big data to redefine cardiovascular disease

  Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide, and as part of my work in the cardiovascular epidemiology group we actively aim to address this global healthcare challenge through our research. Our research activities, based on large national healthcare data supported by advanced statistical...

Building simple smartphone apps workshop: Opinion from LIDA intern David Marshall

  I recently attended a 1-day course to learn how to build simple smartphone apps without coding, hosted by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). The training was delivered...

Surgeon performance benefits from ‘warm-up’

    New research suggests that surgeons progressively 'warm-up' as they repeat a procedure on their operating list, the same way an athlete's performance improves as a competition goes on. The authors of the study recommend that surgeons re-order their operating lists, beginning with simpler procedures and then...

Opinion: Big Data in Public Health LIDA Seminar

  The LIDA seminar, “Big Data in Public Health – future horizons, applications and ethical issues”(13th March), was one of the most well-attended and rigorously engaging we have been to...

The CDRC causal inference summer school is back!

Applications are now open for the much-anticipated Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)summer school Causal Inference with Observational Data: challenges and pitfalls (9th-13th...

‘Tidying’ up Brexit and Trump

    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,...

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...