Here at LIDA, 2023 has certainly been a fascinating year for data science and particularly AI. We've seen huge strides across our Research and Innovation communities and programmes, new advancements in our Research Technology, and essential future proofing in our Education and Training portfolio.
I'm delighted to share our 2023 Annual Showcase with you and am sure you'll join me in congratulating everyone involved in making LIDA the home of data science and AI at the University of Leeds.Read more
Research & Innovation
Over the past year, LIDA supported a research portfolio of 68 projects worth £90m. During this period, we contributed to the award of 9 research grants totalling almost £ 18m and a further 14 grant applications (value of £10m) awaiting results.
All research grant applications that LIDA supported ranged across our expertise in Health, Societies and Environment for various funders, with a wealth of different partners across the public, private and third sectors.
Our research communities
Our research programmes
Our research eco-system
Education & Training
LIDAs education and training activities have enjoyed a busy and successful year, with many exciting new initiatives including our first Data Science Careers event, MSc scholarships for underrepresented groups, the launch of our fully online MSc in Data Science (Statistics) to name just a few.
We've also developed new initiatives through our Education & Training Committee and hosted meetings with the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Leeds Local Interest Group.Read more
Our education and training ecosystem
LASER dashboards, powerwalls and SafePods, it's been a busy year. Looking forward, LIDA staff are playing key roles in the procurement of new infrastructure for high-performance computing (HPC), AI, data storage and general computing capability, funded by the University’s £28 million strategic investment in Research IT.Read more
FIND-AF API & Web App
We aim to expand on this kind of work with other research groups throughout LIDA to continue to make research outputs publically accessible.