Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for March 2016

We’ve launched a new map – Top jobs across the UK

31 March 2016 - 3:04pm

Our latest interactive visual maps the most popular employment for each of the 220000 statistical small areas* within the UK. Put together by our senior research associate Oliver O’Brien, this map re-uses the “top result” technique utilised in all other CDRC Maps. Explore it yourself – Top jobs across the UK. For background information on the map, read Oliver […]

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Samsung join panel for CDRC Sustainability Webinar

30 March 2016 - 12:01pm

We are pleased to announce that Wouter van Tol from Samsung will be joining our panel of expert speakers for the CDRC Big Data and Sustainability webinar on Monday 25 April.

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How will the ‘internet of things’ help us to control sustainability impacts better?

30 March 2016 - 11:57am

Prof William Young and Samsung’s Wouter van Tol discuss how as a fully-connected world develops, smart technology will help reduce energy use and promote more sustainable lifestyles.

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Work with us! We are recruiting…

22 March 2016 - 9:48am

We are looking for a Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Associate at our University of Liverpool site. You will provide research/data science support for the University of Liverpool node of the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre. You will be involved in a range of research/project activities related to working with data provided by consumer and retail organisations, alongside other […]

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Is this giant rat really 4-foot? CDRC explores.

14 March 2016 - 1:01pm

CDRC researcher Oliver O’Brien channelled his research skills into exploring whether the image of a man holding aloft a giant rat was infact ‘giant’ after all. Gas Engineer Tony Smith (pictured) claimed last week to have come across a large rat in Hackney, London and said at the time: “I’ve got a cat and a Jack […]

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PhD Opportunity – Generating a Leeds geodemographic classification: applications in policy, commerce and health

14 March 2016 - 9:09am

Geodemographic classifications are a useful tool to profile a population by segmentation based on demographic and household characteristics tied to small area geographic units, such as neighbourhoods. They are widely used to target and evaluate interventions, policy and service provision at a local level, be-it for commercial, health or societal gain. This project seeks to combine big data from academic, commercial and local authority sources in order to generate a city specific geodemographic segmentation system. Such a system would enable users in the academic, commercial and policy sectors to target research, services and interventions in response to city specific geodemographic characteristics and potentially pave the way for a new generation of localised city or sector specific geographic segmentations.

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Come and work with us! InnovateUK project Catch! Citizens at the City’s Heart

03 March 2016 - 11:55am

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to work on the InnovateUK project Catch! Citizens at the City’s Heart. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the project investigators to build a real-time data visualisation portal and work on the development of a ‘data analysis toolbox’ including journey-planning, route choice, behavioural simulation and ‘what if?’ policy analysis.

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