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University partners with CBI to unveil major new report focussed on data-driven business innovation

  Advanced data analytics is opening up a "new frontier" for business research and development (R&D), according to a new report from the University of Leeds and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Revealing that businesses are...

SIPHER consortium to drive policy reform and tackle health inequalities announced

  Leeds Institue for Data Analytics is part of a new national public health research consortium set to drive policy reform in order to tackle inequalities and improve the population’s health. The innovative SIPHER consortium – a new centre for Systems science In Public Health Economic Research...

University of Leeds academic named as Royal Academy of Engineering Chair

  Investigations into an alternative and complementary method of discovering, developing, and testing new medical devices has received funding for ten years as part of the Academy’s Chair in Emerging Technologies scheme. Professor Alejandro Frangi, Diamond Jubilee Chair in Computational Medicine and an associate...

Professor Mark Birkin recognised by Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) award

  Professor Mark Birkin has been awarded the 2019 Royal Geographical Society Murchison Award for his pioneering work on the development and application of urban analytics. The award recognises excellence in geographical research, fieldwork, teaching and public engagement, presented annually as part...

New appointment in Health Informatics in LIDA

  Professor Chris Gale has been appointed as Interim Co-Director of Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). Since LIDA’s inception five years ago, the technology and data landscape has evolved very rapidly. Professor Gale will lead the development of a new vision for biomedical informatics and...

A day in the life of a data scientist intern – Kevin Minors

Day in the Life – Kevin Minors Over the last decade, I’ve lived...

Northern Data Forum

  Yesterday, Tuesday 19 March 2019, LIDA had the pleasure of hosting the Northern Data Forum. The event brought together senior data professionals from around the north to share experiences, challenges and ideas and is part of a regular series. The event aims to build a community of data leaders to...

The Hiscox University Challenge

  The Hiscox University Challenge is a national competition for students to develop creative solutions for tackling the challenges the insurance industry faces every day. The team from the University of Leeds is made up of five students Keiran Suchak, Grace Eardley, Lu Liu, Nichipa Dejhomchuen and Leon...

Stillbirths more likely if diabetes in pregnancy not diagnosed

  Pregnant women who develop the symptoms of diabetes in pregnancy ('gestational diabetes') but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to a study published today in BJOG. The study, led by researchers at the University...