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Charge of the lycra brigade: will the Tour de Yorkshire attract more people to cycling?


Matthew Whittle, University of Leeds; Alison Heppenstall, University of Leeds, and Nik Lomax, University of Leeds Competitors in the second Tour de Yorkshire cycling event have begun their three-day route through many of the region’s towns and cities, racing toward the finish line in Scarborough. This event has largely been developed off the back of the...

The City Talking: Tech in Leeds


LIDA Director Professor Mark Birkin appears in this documentary which celebrates the vibrant tech scene in the city of Leeds.  The documentary premiered at the recent Leeds Digital Festival and features contributions Sky, Plusnet, Sky Bet, HSCIC, LEP, Leeds Dock and Leeds City Council. The City Talking: Tech in Leeds from Hebe Works on Vimeo.  

Leeds City Council


Working with external partners is a huge part of LIDA and one notable example is our strategic partnership with Leeds City Council. Policy and Intelligence teams from across the Council have been working with LIDA since we launched in July 2015. The Council intelligence functions have a permanent base at LIDA enabling them to work...

What Can Elite Sport Teach Us About Effective Data Analytics?


By Bill Gerrard About the author Dr Bill Gerrard is Professor of Business and Sports Analytics and Programme Director, BSc Business Analytics, at Leeds University Business School. Bill’s principal research focus is sports analytics – defined as the statistical analysis of performance data within an evidence-based coaching regime in both individual and team sports to...

How can Big Data help deliver sustainability strategies?


The rapid growth of “big data” presents companies with real opportunities to improve business performance. Here Professor William Young, Director of the Sustainability Research Institute talks about ten. Over the last few years there has been much talk about how so-called “big data” is the future and if you are not exploiting it your company...

Government Funding For Innovative Use of Open Data


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Sale of virtual microscope technology


The healthcare company Roche has acquired the intellectual property and technology of the Leeds Virtual Microscope (LVM), an innovative system designed to help pathologists making cancer diagnoses. The technology, developed at the University of Leeds and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, is expected to be integrated into Roche’s Digital Pathology (DP) portfolio. Professor Roy...

LIDA Data Services Team


LIDA, including IT Services, have built a unique Data Services team, composed of Analyst, Development and Support specialists.  The team support the delivery of leading edge research across a variety of areas. The team is led by Tom Fleming who has 10 years’ experience of supporting biomedical research within the School of Medicine. David Batty...

LIDA Newsletter: Introduction from LIDA Director


It is a great pleasure to provide these introductory words for the first newsletter of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.  LIDA (pronounced Lee-dah rather than Lie-dah – we aspire to become world-leading with data…) has been established as an Institute since the spring of 2014.  The Institute hosts two national Research Council Centres, in...

Big data technique improves monitoring of kidney transplant patients


A data analysis technique radically improves monitoring of kidney patients, according to a University of Leeds-led study, and could lead to profound changes in the way we understand our health. The research, published in the journal PLoS Computational Biology, provides a way of making sense out of the huge number of clues about a kidney...