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Jenny Sexton Joins LIDA as First Data Science Lecturer 


Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is proud to announce the appointment of Jenny Sexton as its first Data Science Lecturer. This strategic appointment marks a significant milestone in LIDA's mission to expand its academic capabilities in the rapidly evolving field of data science.  Jenny Sexton brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise...

Our AI UK 2024 Top Picks


AI UK returned for 2024 with Team LIDA taking a field trip to Westminster to find out what was top of the AI agenda for The Alan Turing Institute. With representatives from the Data Analytics Team, Research & Innovation and Operations, everyone had a clear favourite from the the two-day event, from national defence and...

Celebrating innovative LIDA women


Research finds that certain groups (such as women, those from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities) are underrepresented in the data workforce. A lack of workforce diversity has the potential to amplify existing inequalities and prejudices. According to a Parliamentary report “Data science skills in the UK workforce” (UK Parliament Post)... The 2020 Ipsos...

Fair Attribution Guidelines - LIDA staff, products and services


The University recently published its Fair Attribution Guidelines. The guidance recognises the importance of technical, technologists and skills specialists in conducting research and innovation within the University, and that the quality of the outputs is not only enhanced through the equipment and services available, but also by the teams of talented support staff helping deliver the...

New research ranks Leeds as a top UK health research and innovation hub  


Leeds’ strengths as a leading UK city and global player for health research and innovation are confirmed in a new, independent research report.   Pursuing Excellence, commissioned by Leeds Academic Health Partnership (LAHP), analyses the strengths and opportunities within the Leeds health and care research and innovation ecosystem, of which Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is a...

OfS Data Science MSc scholarships for underrepresented groups returns for second year


Applications have opened for 23 scholarships to study on three Data Science-related Masters courses in the 2024-25 academic year. The aim of the scholarship is to increase diversity in data science and AI sector education and workforce. Students must be from underrepresented groups, with the priorities being women, black students, students registered disabled and students...

LASER joins SafePod Network to provide national access to most highly protected data


Personal and sensitive research data stored and processed by Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) at the University of Leeds and previously only accessible through its own physical safe rooms, can now be accessed from Safe Rooms across the UK through the SafePod Network. Leeds Analytic Secure Environment for Research (LASER) is a cloud-based, trusted...

LIDA appoints new Co-Director and Director of Research and Innovation


Leeds Institute for Data Analytics has appointed Professor Susan Grant Muller as Co–Director and Dr Roger Beecham as Director of Research and Innovation. Susan and Roger will join Professor Chris Gale (Co–Director), Professor Roy Ruddle (Director of Research Technology), Professor Paul Baxter (Director of Education and Training) and Dominic Frankis (Director of Operations) as members...

Forecasting the Future: Pioneering Weather Predictions with Machine Learning


by Maria Luisa Taccari On Monday, 30 Oct 2023, The Alan Turing Institute (the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence) and the Met Office (the United Kingdom's national weather service) announced a partnership aimed at revolutionizing weather forecasting using artificial intelligence (AI). This collaboration aims to develop AI models that will enhance...

LIDA Annual Showcase 2023


I’m delighted to share with you our LIDA Annual Showcase 2023, in it you’ll find a series of case studies, videos and commentaries from across our Research and Innovation, Education and Training and Research Technology portfolios. As you are aware, LIDA’s overarching vision, strongly aligned to the University’s academic strategy for the period 2020-2030: Universal...