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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....

Predictive Data Analytics for Urban Footfall

Molly Asher (Leeds Institute for Data Analytics), Simon Brereton (Leeds City Council), and me have recently finished a project whose aim...

Funding opportunity – ESRC Innovation Fund

The Consumer Data Research Centre is pleased to invite proposals from UK-based academics for projects that will capitalise on our core consumer data sets, extend our network of partners, and drive forward substantive and innovative social science research across a broad range of disciplines...

Leeds Data Science Society wins Hiscox University Challenge

  Congratulations to the Leeds Data Science Society who have been announced the winners of the Hiscox University Challenge. The University of Leeds team fought off stiff competition from York and LSE to secure the trophy and a prize of £1000 for their society. All of the teams were set two challenges – the first...

Have the young returned to the polls?

  “Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don’t just vote. Know what you’re voting for, and stand by that.” Nikki Reed, American Actress One of the oft cited phenomena from the recent 2017 United Kingdom General election has been the rise in...

Many heart attack patients prescribed beta-blockers may not benefit

Marlous Hall, University of Leeds People who have had a heart attack are prescribed a number of drugs, often for life. Our latest...