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Basic introduction to testing and writing packages in Python

Date
, 1 - 4pm

During the session, attendees will go through some notebooks, run demos and understand why we need to test and why packages are useful. By the end of the session participants will have learnt how to test code and create a simple package. There will be some tutorials, but if participants want to bring their own...

LIDA Health ECR Event: Grant Proposal Competition

Date
, 10am - 1pm

Join us in this session to hear a variety of grant writing experiences from academics at different stages of their career. Participate in the grant proposal competition via a 5-minute presentation and filling in an application form (for more details and the form email Z.L.Hancox@leeds.ac.uk). Or come and show your support and listen to groups proposing...

Workshop on Data Science Infrastructures

Date
, 9:30am - 4pm

A LIDA Data Science Infrastructures Programme workshop with presentations and posters 09:30 Coffee and registration 09:50 Opening. Karim Djemame 10:00 Serverless Inference with Cloud Functions: Scalability, Communication, Applications. Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu (Guest talk) 10:30 Optimizing User Experience with Collaborative Edge Caching. Xu Zhang. 11:00 A Framework for  Digital Twin Collaboration. Zhengchang Hua, Georgios Theodoropoulos, Nikos Tziritas...

Volumetric Video – a Journey through the Past, the Present and the Future

Date
, 1 - 2pm

Volumetric video is considered as one of the major technological breakthroughs for highly realistic representation of humans in eXtended Reality applications. This technology becomes especially important in use cases, where convincing and natural representation of humans and their emotions is required. It significantly paves the way to overcome the uncanny valley for representation of digitized...

Data Science at LIDA: Social Sciences

Date
, 11am - 12:30pm

The 1st instalment of our data science mini-series showcasing current research projects here at Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). This weeks features 10 minute lightning talks from three data scientists about their research on Social Sciences. Can We Predict Loneliness? Aditi Sudhakar In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, loneliness has emerged as a...

Making work experience more inclusive and accessible with XR simulators

Date
, 1 - 2pm

In an era where technological innovation shapes our approach to education and career development, Xplorient aims to pioneer the integration of Extended Reality (XR) technology into traditional work experience programmes. The presentation introduces XR simulators designed to offer immersive, real-time career exploration and skill development opportunities beyond the constraints of physical settings. These simulators will...

Is Information Loss Good or Bad?

Date
, 12:30 - 2:30pm

Speaker: Professor Min Chen, Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Abstract: Information loss has commonly been blamed as a cause of bad decisions. A close examination of the actuality (and the underlying mathematical descriptions) reveals that information loss is ubiquitous in data analysis, data visualization, statistical inference, machine learning, human decisions, and human communication. The ubiquity...

LIDA Health ECR Event: Grant Proposal Tips and Tricks

Date
, 11am - 2pm

This workshop concludes our LIDA Health Grant Writing series. In this session, find out who won the grant proposal competition and hear top tips on how to improve your chances of getting that idea funded! Schedule: 11:00-11:45 – Prize Giving and Overall Feedback on How to Enhance Health-related Grant Proposals 11:45-12:15 – Next steps: Submitting your Proposals...

Data Science at LIDA: Human Behaviours (Food)

Date
, 10 - 11am

The 2nd instalment of our data science mini-series showcasing current research projects here at Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). This weeks features 10 minute lightning talks from three data scientists about their research on Social Sciences. Understanding the rise of veganism and vegetarianism Emily Connell Non-meat dietary patterns offer significant health and environmental benefits....