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Anne Vernez Moudon – Visiting Academic Fellow

  It’s been more than a month since I left Leeds, but my mind often returns to the days spent in lovely West Yorkshire. I start by thanking everyone at LIDA and CDRC for making my stay so productive and enjoyable. The visit began at the ECTQG conference in York, which was a great opportunity to first meet with LIDA’s...

Leeds Data Science Society

  The Leeds Data Science Society is approaching its second birthday this month, and this year looks to be action packed with events just like the two before it. We are happy to have reached nearly 300 subscribed members, and to be sponsored by BlackRock, KPMG and Hiscox Insurance. The year kicked off with a highly...

Introducing the Data Analytics and Society CDT

A bit about us We would like to introduce ourselves; Vickie, Annabel, Jennie, Fran, Eugeni, Ryan and Keiran, as the first Leeds cohort of the Data Analytics and Society CDT. The CDT is funded by the ESRC and consists of students not only from the University of Leeds, but also the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester...

Advanced Research Computing at Leeds

The ARC team provide and support a comprehensive Advanced Research Computing (ARC) support service for researchers in all faculties at the University of Leeds. The service consists of a large High Performance Computing (HPC or Supercomputing) resource consisting of several clusters which are used for all forms of predictive...

Leeds Omics

Over the last decade there has been exponential growth in the use of large-scale technologies as a tool to understand a wide range of phenomena in the Biological and Medical Sciences. These technologies include (but are not limited to) genomics, transcriptomics, translatomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and epigenomics and they...

Leeds set to become a partner of The Alan Turing Institute

  The University of Leeds is set to become a partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s prestigious national institute for data science. The work will be led by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) with contributions from researchers...

Can activity self-tracking decrease health and social inequalities?

Dr Chris Till, co-investigator on one of the projects funded by the CDRC Innovation Fund, provides his views on using big commercial datasets critically. This month I started working on a new project with colleagues from Leeds Beckett University and The...

Data Analytics and Society – Postdoctoral Fellowships Available

  The CDT in Data Analytics and Society recently announced the introduction of a Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme aimed at those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks,...