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March 2018

Be Curious 2018: We are International

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

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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Data-Sprint 2018

20th March 2018 - 21st March 2018

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) is proud to announce that we will be supporting the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in an upcoming Data-Sprint event. Spread across two days on the 20th – 21st March 2018, at the Data-Sprint teams of individuals with varying skill sets will 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 Data-Sprint 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.” Humanity faces the challenge of how to achieve a high quality of life for over 7 billion people without destabilizing critical planetary processes. Using indicators designed to measure a ‘safe and just’ development space, we quantify the resource use associated with meeting…

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Roger Tomlinson Annual Lecture: ‘Data, Software, and Services: Views from Industry and Academia’

22nd March 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Senate House (Court and Jessel Rooms) London, WC1E United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) are pleased to host the annual Roger Tomlinson Prize lecture. This year's lecture will be given by Michael Gould, Esri's Global Education Manager, and is entitled 'Data, Software, and Services: Views from Industry and Academia'. The event is supported by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI). The annual Roger Tomlinson Prize will also be presented at this event. The Prize was established at University College London (UCL) by Jack Dangermond, founder of Esri, 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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LondonR

27th March 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre (Lower Floor), Darwin Building, Malet Place
London, WC1E 7JG United Kingdom
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Free

The CDRC in collaboration with Mango Solutions are hosting the popular 'LondonR' event at University College London (UCL) on 27 March. The focus will be on all things 'R' and is directed at anyone that has an interest in developing a better understanding of how best to utilize this software. Agenda 2:30pm Pre meeting workshop - Introduction to ggplot2 6:00pm Registration 6.30pm Presentations followed by drinks Presentations Using R to Understand Revenue Opportunities for your Online Business - Catie Gamble, M&S Tools…

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May 2018

Introduction to Data Linkage – Oxford

10th May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Said Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP. United Kingdom
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This is a training and capacity building event co-organised by the Administrative Data Research Centre England (ADRC_E) and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). This short course is designed to give participants a practical introduction to data linkage and is aimed at researchers either intending to use data linkage themselves or those who want to understand more about the process so that they can analyse linked data. Introduction to Data Linkage will cover examples of the uses of data linkage, data preparation, and methods…

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LIDA Seminar: Progression beyond regression; using heterogeneous data in disease trajectories

10th May 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Seminar room 9.60, Level 9, Worsley Building, Worsley Building
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Free

The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the following seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. The seminar will be held in Seminar Room 9.60, Level 9, Worsley building. Abstract In this talk we will introduce some of the key issues and challenges in modelling disease progression when utilising many different sources of data. We will discuss the different ways  that data can be collected, how this data can be used to build realistic models of disease, and…

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Evaluating linkage quality for the analysis of linked data – Oxford

11th May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Said Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP. United Kingdom
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This is a training and capacity building event co-organised by the Administrative Data Research Centre England (ADRC_E) and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). This short course is designed to give participants a practical introduction to handling and evaluating quality of linked data, and is aimed at researchers who want to understand more about how the data linkage process might impact on results derived from linked data. We will cover processing of linked data, concepts of linkage error and bias, and evaluating how linkage…

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June 2018

‘Visual “Trumpery” and the fight against fake data and visualizations’

14th June 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre (Lower Floor), Darwin Building, Malet Place
London, WC1E 7JG United Kingdom
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Delivered by Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami. About the talk The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum. With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest groups have enlisted data visualization…

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