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LIDA and Asda announce data partnership


Asda and LIDA have joined forces to better understand pressing societal challenges such as nutrition, environmental and health issues through a strategic data partnership. The two institutions have signed an agreement that will see the Leeds-based retailer and the University’s Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) work together on a range of research projects. As part of...

My Data Scientist Experience on LIDA’s Development Programme


Last spring an email about projects for the LIDA Data Scientist Internship arrived in my student University of Leeds account. As I was thinking about what to pursue next after my MSc in Precision Medicine, the Internship jumped out as a wonderful opportunity. With an emphasis on training up data scientists by exposing them to...

Rebranding the LIDA Data Scientist Development Programme


The LIDA Data Science Internship Programme is dead, long live the LIDA Data Scientist Development Programme! In recognition of the fantastic work performed by those enrolled on the Programme, LIDA has decided to rebrand its popular Data Science Internship Programme as the LIDA Data Scientist Development Programme and to change the role title of the...

How AI can make health care better


This online article from The Economist features Professor Alex Frangi (LIDA Director for Research and Innovation) discussing his work on In Silico Trials as part of a wider article about how AI can make health care better For more information, click here  

Networking and Partnership Building: an Intern’s Perspective


I want my work to have an impact and I believe that harnessing the increasingly available abundance of data is one way of ensuring this. LIDA presents the opportunity to combine my sociological and quantitative/computational skills and I feel grateful that my internship project with the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at LIDA synchronizes my...

AI can identify heart disease from an eye scan


Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that can analyse eye scans taken during a routine visit to an optician or eye clinic and identify patients at a high risk of a heart attack. Doctors have recognised that changes to the tiny blood vessels in the retina are indicators of broader vascular disease, including problems...

My Role Models & the Journey that brought me to LIDA


In their September induction, all nine of this year’s LIDA data scientist interns were asked to bear three things in mind which derive from the Programme’s mission statement, Data Science for Public Good: belonging, community and helping others. They were introduced to LIDA as a community of scientists who share the core values of interdisciplinarity,...

Inside the Turing-LIDA Data Study Group


The two-week Turing-LIDA Data Study Group (DSG) took place last month, with an incredible amount of data analysis and investigation undertaken in response to challenges set by six organisations (Challenge Owners). The reports detailing each team’s findings will be published in September. In the meantime, let’s take a look inside the DSG from three different...

Turing-LIDA Data Study Group – intensive and innovative collaboration addressing real-world problems


Monday 12th July saw the launch of an exciting two-week online Data Study Group, being held in partnership between LIDA and The Alan Turing Institute. Data Study Groups (DSG) are an incredible opportunity for organisations (Challenge Owners) to work with talented multi-disciplinary researchers on real-world data science challenges. Those challenges can be quickly and intensely...

My Data Scientist Internship at LIDA


Rosalind is one of the LIDA’s current Data Scientist Interns, with a background in Geography (BSc) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS MSc). I’ve always been a fan of physical geography, but as module choices expanded throughout my degrees I was increasingly drawn to (spatial) data modules. I love using GIS and coding to solve big...