Research projects

LIDA is co-producing research and innovation between the academic, commercial, government and third sector communities. Below are examples of projects conducted by researchers from LIDA and our partners.

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Virtual Reality at Leeds

  Immersive technologies - including virtual, augmented and mixed reality - are radically changing the way we use technology. The University of Leeds is at the forefront of research in this area,...

Using population data to inform infrastructure investment

  So many of the services that we all take for granted – water, digital connectivity, transport, or energy – require  huge amounts of planning to get right. Because the systems underpinning these services are so complex, the business of making decisions about where to focus investment requires sophisticated...

HABITS

    The purpose of HABITS is to design improved policy to mitigate pollutant and inactivity related health burdens through new big data opportunities. Researchers at the University of Leeds will be working in partnership with Newcastle City Council to explore the potential...

Real time simulation of daily travel patterns

Charlotte Sturley, University of Leeds Project Background The proliferation of smartphone ownership and app usage has enabled new forms of data collection relating to transport behaviour. Currently, data is collected via transport surveys which have small sample sizes,...

Large-scale evolutionary analysis of the transcriptome of poison arrow frogs

Katie Nicoll Baines1, 2, Karen Siu Ting2,3, Chris J. Creevey3, Mary J. O’Connell2* 1Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, and 2Computational and Molecular Evolutionary Biology Group, University...

Investigating factors behind low or zero household recycling rates in Leeds

Bethan Swift, Phani Kumar Chintakayala and William Young University of Leeds Project Background There are large differences in the rates of household bin use in different parts of Leeds with a high level of contamination being seen...

Dynamic Data Assimilation in Agent-based Models

Alice Tapper, Dr Jonathan Ward, Dr Nicolas Malleson and Dr Andrew Evans University of Leeds Project background Agent-based models (ABMs) play a useful role in the social sciences, helping us to understand emergent patterns...

Assessing the effectiveness of the e-petition procedure through Twitter conversations

Molly Asher, Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Viktoria Spaiser University of Leeds Project Background Recent years have seen declining trust in parliament and a sweeping malaise of disengagement with politics and parliament. The House...

Virtuocity

Cities are entering a new age where new technologies could dramatically change the way people move. New insight is required to understand how we will react to these new mobility options. The University of Leeds is developing a new centre of excellence, focused on engaging with the...

Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT)

The PCT was designed to assist transport planners and policy makers to prioritise investments and interventions to promote cycling. The PCT answers the question: 'where is cycling currently common and where does cycling have the greatest potential to grow?' The PCT can be used at different scales. ...