Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for December 2015

Interested in the age of your property? CDRC Maps might give you a clue

22 December 2015 - 1:19pm

CDRC Maps has launched a new, interactive map that indicates the age of properties across England and Wales. Using the ‘dwellings ages’ dataset published by the Valuation Office Agency and the house price summaries from the ONS, CDRC researcher Oliver O’Brien has combined both these open datasets’* into a record on CDRC Data, then mapped both the prices and […]

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Public dialogues on the (re)use of private sector data for social research

22 December 2015 - 10:32am

Earlier this year, CDRC Director’s Paul Longley and Mark Birkin participated in a series of public dialogue events in order to better understand the public’s views on the use and re-use of private sector data for social research.

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CDRC’s ‘jumper & hat’ competition raises cash for charity

21 December 2015 - 3:39pm

The CDRC UCL team have thrown themselves into the festive season. On Thursday 17 December 2015 they, along with the Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering team (CEGE), participated in a ‘Jumper & hat’ competition; this involved donating  some cash to wear a xmas jumper and/or hat, with the winner of most outrageous outfit able to give proceedings […]

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Come and work with us! Data Scientist position available

15 December 2015 - 3:01pm

We are seeking a highly-motivated data scientist to be based within our team in the Department of Geography at UCL, to handle highly secure data provided by a network of retailers and transform them into innovative data products to be utilised by researchers within and outside the Centre. The post is funded for 36 months […]

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Using data-driven artwork to raise funds for charity

03 December 2015 - 4:48pm

On 1 December 2015, CDRC’s Deputy Director James Cheshire and researcher Oliver O’Brien raised £250 for the development and disaster relief charity Article 25, in an auction held at the Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA). Each year, the charity places a 10×10 grid over a part of London and invites architects and artists to explore the 100 resulting […]

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