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An exciting year ahead for the Data Science Society

    Driven by our founding mission to help bridge the gap between university and industry, the Data Science Society will continue to create an inclusive environment for our members and partners to learn and network. This first term of 2018/2019 has been busier and more successful than ever, and we have plenty...

Professor Mark Birkin announced as the new lead for Urban Analytics at the Turing Institute

  Today the Alan Turing Institute has announced a new urban analytics research programme, led by the University of Leeds.   The Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, with nine strategic...

CDAS first Annual Partner Event

Article by Vicki Jenneson On the 18th September, the Centre for Data Analytics and Society held its first annual partner event at LIDA. Attended by academics from across the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) institutions...

Researchers secure Fellowships with The Alan Turing Institute

24 researchers from the University of Leeds will begin Fellowships at  The Alan Turing Institute  this Autumn, as part of our shared commitment to make great leaps in data science research to change the world for the better. The prestigious Fellowships, which...

Analysing Food Hygiene Rating Scores in R: a guide

In this guest blog for UKDS Rachel Oldroyd, CDRC PhD Student and one of the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows, takes a step-by-step approach to using R and RStudio to analyse Food Hygiene Rating Scores....

LIDA Seminar, Maps of time: Seeing population data as structures, not slices

With any LIDA seminar there is lots to take away from the session that is thought provoking. If you attended the most recent seminar in the LIDA series, concerned with data visualization and, in particular, novel ways in which population data can be mapped as structures, you were in for an interesting afternoon of reflecting...

Maps as Statistics? A call to Adventure for Perception Research in (geo)visualization (LIDA Seminar)

Dr Roger Beecham, in his talk, “Maps as Statistics? A call to Adventure for Perception Research in (geo)visualization”, argued that line-up tests ("the Visual Line-up Method" first proposed by Wickham et al. in 2010) remove some of the potential pitfalls when trying to make inferences from graphics. Line-up...

Maps of time: Seeing population data as structures, not slices (LIDA Seminar)

The keynote speaker for the seminar, Dr Jonathan Minton's main substantive areas of interest are in demography and public health, and his methodological interests are in promoting good data science practices in quantitative research, and in complex exploratory data visualization. Thus, his examples of mapping population data...

LIDA researchers contribute to National Infrastructure Assessment

  Nik Lomax and Andrew Smith have provided evidence to the National Infrastructure Assessment, published on the 10th July 2018. They developed a baseline projection for population and employment in UK cities and undertook sensitivity testing of...

Mapping Consumer Vulnerability

  The Consumer Data Research Centre's Map of the Month for July 2018 is a map of Consumer Vulnerability, showing a geodemographic classification developed by LIDA Intern Michael Adcock. Some consumers are more vulnerable to marketing practices due to their personal traits such...