Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for August 2017

Video now available – Dr James Cheshire speaking at the Data Science Festival in May 2017

16 August 2017 - 11:03am

Here is the video of Dr James Cheshire’s seminar at this years Data Science Festival. This talk showcased how large and complex datasets can be visualised in compelling and informative ways. Drawing from a range of examples that cover everything from commuter flows to baboons, cyclists to songbirds in order to demonstrate how maps and […]

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Classification of Westminster Parliamentary constituencies using e-petition data

14 August 2017 - 11:13am

In a representative democracy it is important that politicians have knowledge of the desires, aspirations and concerns of their constituents. Opportunities to gauge these opinions are however limited and, in the era of novel data, thoughts turn to what alternative, secondary, data sources may be available to keep politicians informed about local concerns. One such […]

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Predictive Data Analytics for Urban Footfall

14 August 2017 - 10:43am

Molly Asher (Leeds Institute for Data Analytics), Simon Brereton (Leeds City Council), and me have recently finished a project whose aim was to analyse footfall in Leeds city centre and build computer models (using machine-learning) that could estimate footfall given some external conditions (e.g. the weather, time of year, whether it was a holiday, etc.). […]

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Tackling Food Waste with Asda

08 August 2017 - 11:31am

It is estimated that one-third of edible food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally each year. In the UK, food waste derived from households accounts for 7.3 million tonnes of total food and drink wasted annually. UK households throw away approximately a third of the food they purchase for consumption. In a […]

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