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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...

Waste Not Want Not: Food Waste Papers Make Popular Reading

  Two papers on food waste by Professor William Young, Co-Investigator of the Consumer Data Research Centre, were among the most downloaded from Resources, Conservation and Recycling Journal at the end of 2017, suggesting a renewed interest...

2017 Seminar Series Recap

  In 2017, LIDA hosted 14 seminars on topics such as crime analytics, Big Data and ethics, the role of mathematics and statistics in data analytics, and global transport datasets. Each seminar was a similar format, starting with two short presentations showcasing LIDA projects, followed by a main speaker.  We were...

Video: Globally scalable software for sustainable transport

As part of LIDA's 2017 seminar series, Dr Mark Padgham was invited to deliver a presentation on “Globally scalable software for sustainable transport”. Open source software and increasingly open access datasets have made digital tools for...

Improving understanding of ‘Smart’ and ‘Happy’ cities

  Professor Alison Heppenstall, from the School of Geography, has been awarded a joint fellowship to improve the development and application of data science in the study of two major social challenges for our time: ‘smart cities’ and urban happiness. This joint fellowship from the Economic...