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Using novel types of data to detect illness caused by contaminated food or drink

  CDRC PhD Student Rachel Oldroyd is one of the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows. Rachel is a quantitative human geographer based at the ...

Data Science Interns

  The ‘digital skills shortage’ is a term that’s been around for a while and is often used to describe the challenge faced by employers when trying to recruit staff with specialist IT...

The Propensity to Cycle Tool: An open source online system for sustainable transport planning

LIDA researcher Dr Robin Lovelace is lead author on a recently published paper detailing the design, features and potential applications of The Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT).  The PCT was designed to assist transport planners and policy...

Can social media be a tool for reducing consumers’ food waste? A behaviour change experiment by a UK retailer

  This paper reports on a landmark study to field-test the influence of a large retailer to change the behaviour of its millions of customers. Previous studies have suggested that social media interaction can influence behaviour. This study implemented three interventions with messages to encourage reductions in food...

Medical Bioinformatics: Live @ Leeds

On 12th December 2016, LIDA’s Medical Bioinformatics MRC Centre hosted a symposium as part of an eMedLab series. Attended by 90+ colleagues, the day comprised presentations from both Leeds staff and external speakers whose activities relate to the work of LIDA and the Medical Bioinformatics Centre. You can now view the following...

How Leeds City Council are using data to create better services

  Leeds City Council feature in the recent Wise Council report by Nesta, which profiles some of the most pioneering uses of data in UK local government. The report features eight in-depth case studies...

Large Scale Infrastructure for Health Data Analytics

  The opportunities for data analytics to inform the science and practice of health care are growing. For example, in the UK, 65 million citizens have lifelong e-health records that can be used to examine patterns of disease, treatment and outcomes.  Similarly the real-world impact of interventions such as new drugs...

Blog: Geostat2016, Albacete

In late September, LIDA Research Fellow Robin Lovelace attended Geostat2016 in Albacete. In late September I went to GEOSTAT 2016. Given the amount of fun had at GEOSTAT...

CDRC Intern Shortlisted for Information is Beautiful Award

  CDRC Data Visualisation Intern, Herwig Scherabon, has been shortlisted for two categories in the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards.  The visualisations which Herwig developed, whilst studying for an MDes in Graphic Design at Glasgow School of Art, have been nominated for awards in the ‘Data...