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2023 Research Funding Top Trends 

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By Paul Evans, Research and Innovation Development Manager, LIDA  Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere in mainstream media at the moment and in the world of data science, AI research funding is booming and becoming noticeably embedded into a lot of funding calls. One of the major research funding councils Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...

Increasing diversity in data science workforce with Masters scholarships

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The University of Leeds, via Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), is offering scholarships for students to study data science-related Masters courses, which will help increase diversity and improve skills gaps in the digital workforce. Applications are now open for 18 scholarships to study on three data science-related Masters courses in the 2023-24 academic year,...

University of Leeds joins new Turing University Network

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The University of Leeds, through Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), is delighted to be confirmed as a member of the new Turing University Network. The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, has launched the Turing University Network, as a new way of working with universities across the UK....

Pioneering safer, cheaper and quicker clinical trials with AI 'digital twins'

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Next generation clinical trials using "digital twins" of anonymised real-life patients are a step closer after Professor Alejandro Frangi, LIDA Director of Research & Innovation, was awarded a €2.5m grant to further his pioneering research. Professor Alejandro Frangi, Diamond Jubilee Chair in Computational Medicine and Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies at the University of...

An encore for data science!

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By Prof Paul D. Baxter, LIDA Director of Education & Training  LIDA’s first Data Science Careers Event, targeted at our Leeds undergraduate and postgraduate students, proved a huge success. The event reached capacity within days of opening on Eventbrite, even after our upgrading to the large 80+ seat Worsley Dental Lecture Theatre from the LIDA...

Another year, another New Year Resolution list 

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By Tamara Garcia del Toro, Data Scientist I can’t believe we’re midway through January already. 2022 has been and gone, how the time flies! I’ve been organised and jotted down all the new year resolutions that will make 2023 the year of all years. But I thought this year, what with having a data science...

OpenStreetMap Active Travel Mapathon

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By Greta Timaite How and why it all started Back in August 2022, James, Robin and I attended the State of the Map, a conference for OpenStreetMap (OSM) mappers and users. We were accepted to present our work on OpenInfra project as well as run a workshop on getting started with OSM for sustainable transport....