Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for January 2017

GIS in Japan

30 January 2017 - 2:13pm

Our Deputy Director, Professor Alex Singleton, dedicated a week to running a workshop at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. Covering the basics of Geographic Data Science (GIS) and Urban Analytics with particular emphasis upon the study of cities through new forms of data, the final day included presentations of independent student projects that focused upon a range of different […]

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Big Data and Retail

Recruiting for a Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Consumer Analytics – Applications Closed

23 January 2017 - 3:12pm

Do you have a proven ability to carry out teaching in Consumer Analytics? Do you have a clear commitment to creating and delivering an excellent student experience? We are seeking a Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Consumer Analytics.

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Application process now open

18 January 2017 - 5:45pm

We’ve added a host of new projects to the CDRC Masters Research Dissertation Programme for 2017 and are now inviting applications from interested candidates. The programme gives Masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a large Business, and this year we have on board Sainsburys, Virgin Media, the Local Data Company, […]

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Training Review – Smartphone Application Development for Data Collection Purposes

11 January 2017 - 10:52am

  I recently completed a half-day course at LIDA on Smartphone Application Development for Data Collection purposes, the course was perfectly pitched so that those without a computer science background (most of us) were able to jump straight in. The course was introductory in nature but with enough expertise to give a sense of what […]

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Analysing conversations on Twitter: Do e-petitions help to increase public engagement with politics?

09 January 2017 - 3:52pm

  CDRC Data Science Intern, Molly Asher, is currently conducting a pilot study on the effectiveness of the UK Parliament’s e-petitions system with the goal to determine whether e-petitions have led to a rise in trust in parliament, the development of new engagement with parliament and/or policy changes. The full project will develop a comprehensive analysis of […]

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