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January 2018

Data Challenge

8th January 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4th March 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The CDRC are collaborating with GISRUK 2018 to host a data challenge that has a particular focus on Brexit. Entrants are encouraged to get their submissions in to be in with a chance of winning a £500 prize. Challenge We invite researchers intending to register as GISRUK 2018 conference delegates to develop  a novel analysis or visualisation of CDRC and associated data in order to investigate the hypothesis set out in the Economist article “The immigration paradox Explaining the Brexit vote” (Jul 14th 2016) that argues…

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February 2018

Tableau Workshop

22nd February 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
LIDA, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Tableau Software, in partnership with the University of Leeds and the Consumer Data Research Centre, is hosting a full-day workshop exclusively for staff and students at Universities around the UK. Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Learn data visualisation best practices and receive hands-on training session delivered by Tableau experts. Please note that only emails ending will be taken into account for the registration. Who teaches the programme? Roy Ruddle, Professor of Computing, University of Leeds Roy…

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LIDA Seminar: Beyond the traditional – Big Data for official statistics

22nd February 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This seminar has been organised in conjunction with the Royal Statistical Society- Leeds/Bradford Local Group.  Our keynote speaker is Owen Abbott – Head of Big Data at the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Professor Richard Romano, Chair in Driving Simulation, will also be giving a presentation related to the University of Leeds’ Virtuocity project: entitled “Rapid generation of geo-specific virtual environments for the testing of transport systems.” This seminar will take place in the Clarendon Wing Lecture Theatre at 15.30 on Thursday 22nd February. Access the Clarendon…

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March 2018

LIDA Seminar: Introduction to Big Data in Public Health- future horizons, applications and ethical issues

13th March 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. This seminar will consist of presentations from the following University of Leeds staff: Dr Michelle Morris, University Academic Fellow in Health Data Analytics Michelle is a University Academic Fellow in Health Data Analytics at the University of Leeds, affiliated to the School of Medicine and Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. After graduating with a Neuroscience degree in 2002 Michelle began a…

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Be Curious 2018: We are International

17th March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The University of Leeds is hosting its 3rd annual research open day for the public, Be Curious 2018, with the theme "We are international". This year's event is designed to celebrate and showcase the ways in which the university's research is contributing to topical issues of global impact and will represent the diverse multicultural research community here at Leeds. With free interactive demonstrations, the event will reveal the global reach of research going on at the university, with a range…

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Introduction to ArcGIS

19th March 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This 1 day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS version 10.2 software. It provides participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using and navigating the software, as well as focussing on the skills of data entry, data manipulation, editing, analysis and mapping. The emphasis of this course is working with vector data in the context of a variety of socio-economic applications. The course will mix teaching with demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Programme objectives…

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DataSprint 2018

20th March 2018 - 21st March 2018

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) are proud to announce that we will be supporting the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in an upcoming DataSprint event. Spread across two days on the 21st - 22nd  March 2018, the DataSprint aims for teams of individuals with varying skillsets to generate innovative solutions for tackling organisational challenges. Data for the event will be provided by the FCA through the CDRC data platform and made available to participants the week before. The DataSprint will…

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LIDA Seminar: The answer to life, the universe and everything?

22nd March 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Worsley Dental Lecture Theatre 6.142, Worsley Building
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. “The answer to life, the universe and everything? Scrambling through international data to analyse the resource requirements of well-being.” Our keynote speaker is Dr Julia Steinberger, Associate Professor in the Sustainability Research Institute, Faculty of Earth and Environment. Dr. Julia Steinberger researches and teaches in the interdisciplinary areas of Ecological Economics and Industrial Ecology. Her research examines the connections between resource use (energy and…

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Practical Data Science with Python – Liverpool

26th March 2018 - 29th March 2018
University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3BX United Kingdom + Google Map

The course will provide an introductory overview to several key concepts and tools behind the process of doing Data Science. We will cover topics from data manipulation and visualization, to exploratory data analysis, to learning from models. The course will be taught entirely in Python, the modern industry standard for data science, and will have a substantial hands-on component Course Contents: This course will introduce the participants to the process of doing Data Science. This covers all the steps involved…

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April 2018

Introduction to R

16th April 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the analytical programming language R. The course will focus on data pre-processing and visualisation, two of the key steps in understanding and generating insights from data. During the course you will learn about the benefits of R, how R handles different data types and how you can begin to use R to solve complex data science, machine learning and statistical problems. Specifically, you will work with R and its various…

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