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June 2016

UCL eResearch Domain Launch

29th June 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCL Main Quad Pavillion, Gower Street
London , WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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We will be exhibiting at the UCL eResearch Domain Launch on 29 June. Looking forward to networking with researchers across UCL's faculties - drop by to explore our research, datastore, mapping portal and more. UCL eResearch Domain Launch The UCL eResearch domain brings together the community across UCL who use theoretical and applied research into computational and data sciences and digital technologies to enhance UCL’s environment for research and teaching in this field. The applied eResearch areas include, but are…

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July 2016

Big Data: Turning Data into Value

8th July 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Light
Leeds, LS1 8TL United Kingdom
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Hosted by Leeds University Business School, the conference is aimed at engaging with the regional corporate and public sectors as part of our Ideas in Practice series of events. Big data is an area where Leeds as a city and region has a lot of expertise. The collaboration between different sectors gives the region a particular competitive advantage and strength. The conference is supported by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and the Consumer Data Research Centre and the N8…

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Consumer data for big data research: An introduction to data, services and research from the Consumer Data Research Centre

12th July 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL
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Consumer data is a key source of new and novel data or “Big data”.  Data previously available only within businesses are increasingly becoming available for researchers to use.  These consumer data can be used to examine a wide variety of research questions.  But how can you as a researcher get access to these kinds of data and what kinds of analyses could you do with them? Funded by the ESRC as part of Phase 2 of the Big Data Network,…

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September 2016

Big Data Exhibition at the RGS 2016

1st September 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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We will be exhibiting along with our ESRC funded big data network partners at this year's prestigious Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference. The theme of our joint exhibition asks the question 'What can big data tell us?', with the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), Business & Local Government Data Research Centre (BLG), Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), UK Data Service (UKDS), Administrative Data Research Centre-England (ADRC-E) hosting interactive stands to discuss this theme and to showcase services available within each centre which…

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Areas, activities and their geo-temporal integration: Panel session

1st September 2016 @ 11:10 am - 12:50 pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) will host a panel session at this year's prestigious Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference. The panel session will explore some of the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of traditional and new forms of data for understanding human activities. Increasingly, researchers are considering the possibilities offered by large 'informal' datasets such as Twitter feeds as alternatives or complements to large scale survey data sources such as the Census. In addition, data sources collected by…

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Techtrade Yorkshire

8th September 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road
Leeds, LS11 0ES United Kingdom
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The Centre will join colleagues from the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics on their stand at Techtrade Yorkshire.  Visit the stand to find out more about the opportunities for collaboration with the Consumer Data Research Centre.

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Obesity Network: Application & Policy

13th September 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards
Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ United Kingdom
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Following three ESRC Obesity Strategic Network seminars in Leeds, Cambridge and London, this seminar and panel discussion will be taking place in Edinburgh, at the Centre for Carbon Innovation on Tuesday 13th September 2016.

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UrbanNet 2016, Amsterdam

21st September 2016
Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243
Amsterdam, 1012 ZJ Netherlands
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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), in conjunction with 'BigData4ATM' and 'insight', will co-host an international event in Amsterdam on 21 September 2016. Scope and rationale: The pervasive access to information is empowering citizens to make more informed decisions (e.g., regarding their travel behavior, shopping, energy and other resources consumption habits, etc.), as well as leading to new forms of social relationships and to the introduction of new activities such as e-shopping and teleworking. At the same time, the penetration…

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October 2016

LIDA Seminar: Crime Analytics

20th October 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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CDRC's Nick Malleson and Emily Sheard will present at the tenth seminar in the LIDA Seminar Series.   Dr Nick Malleson, Associate Professor in Geographical Information Science, will be discussing crime analytics and the role of dynamic simulation models. Miss Emily Sheard will discuss data as a risk predictor for temporally-concentrated crime series. The main speaker for this event is Professor Kate Bowers, Professor of Security and Crime Science at the University College London. Professor Bowers’ talk is titled “Crime science, crime…

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Human Dynamics and Urban Structure

20th October 2016 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Urban Big Data Centre, 7 Lilybank Gardens, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8RZ United Kingdom
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CDRC Deputy Director, Prof Alex Singleton, will be delivering a seminar on Human Dynamics and Urban Structure at the Urban Big Data Centre in Glasgow. Abstract Developing models of urban structure and human dynamics has a long history within geography and planning. In their contemporary form, geodemographic classifications represent complexity as a typology of salient characteristics, drawing measures relating to attributes and behaviours of population alongside urban morphology and context . This seminar will explore a series of advances in geodemographic…

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