Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for November 2015

CDRC Director ‘Head Judge’ at GeoCom2015

27 November 2015 - 10:57am

CDRC’s UCL Director, Paul Longley, delivered a key note talk about the CDRC and awarded a prize in his capacity as Head Judge at the ‘GeoCom: Resilient Futures 2015′ conference, held 23rd-25th November in Warwickickshire. Supported by the Association of Geographic Information (AGI), the two day event bought together experts from across the retail, government and private […]

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How useful is Big Data in the fight against Obesity?

26 November 2015 - 2:19pm

International experts came together in Leeds this week to explore how Big Data can be used to tackle obesity and obesity related diseases. The audience of 100 consisted of academic and non-academic experts, with wide ranging interests including big data, nutrition, health and geography.

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Drive Less, Live More – Road Safety Week

23 November 2015 - 11:19am

Today marks the start of Road Safety Week in the UK (23-29 November 2015) and for the first time the organisers (road safety charity – Brake) have adopted a data driven approach.

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CDRC featured on Poland’s first 24-hour news channel

16 November 2015 - 12:41pm

CDRC’s UCL affiliate, Kira Kempinska, was interviewed by TVN24, one of Poland’s most popular 24-hour news channel. The interview discussed her presentation at the Science:Polish Perspectives 2015 conference (SPP2015), where Kira discussed whether Big Data could be used to help prevent crime. As Kira says during the interview: “We cooperate with the police in London […]

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Can we use Big Data to help prevent crime?

16 November 2015 - 12:01pm

‘Can we use Big Data to help prevent crime?’ – This is the question that CDRC’s UCL affiliate Kira Kempinska tackled when she presented at the Science:Polish Perspectives (SPP2015) on 30-31 October 2015. Hosted by the University of Cambridge, the conference was directed at young researchers, PhD students and undergraduates of Polish origin, conducting their […]

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New MSc brings Consumer Analytics to the forefront of Marketing Strategy

06 November 2015 - 2:13pm

From September 2016, Leeds University Business School will offer a pioneering new MSc in Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy.

The new Masters degree will combine consumer science and retail modelling with marketing strategy, giving the next generation of marketers the skills and knowledge to tackle the big data revolution.

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Demographics User Group Conference – Videos now available

04 November 2015 - 11:19am

On 7 October 2015 the CDRC sponsored and supported the 12th annual Demographics User Group Conference (DUG), hosted at the Royal Society. The conference focussed upon “How can data analyses best be communicated to decision-makers? Visualising – Distilling – Influencing” and bought together people from DUG’s 15 member companies, with special attendees from guests in […]

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