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November 2018

Introduction to Python – Liverpool

28th November 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool – The Foresight Centre, IT suite, 1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool, L69 3GL United Kingdom
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This course will introduce the participants to the nascent field of Geographic Data Science using the industry standard, the Python programming language. We will cover the key steps involved in solving practical problems with spatial data: design, manipulation, exploration, and modelling. These topics will be explored from a “hands-on” perspective using a modern Python stack (e.g. geopandas, seaborn, scikit-learn, PySAL), and examples from real-world spatial and tabular data. We will start with an overview of the main ways to access…

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December 2018

Programming short course in R

3rd December 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 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 or 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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Oxford Retail Futures Conference

10th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11th December 2018 @ 5:15 pm
Green Templeton College, E P Abraham Lecture Theatre, 43 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6HG United Kingdom
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Understanding outcomes of data-driven research in retailing The Oxford Retail Futures conference is an annual conference. It is being organised jointly by the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). Overview: Retailing is one of the first sectors to have employed large datasets at both strategic and operational levels for a variety of purposes, ranging from frequency marketing, store location, product selection, and supply chain management. The amount of…

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January 2019

Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics

28th January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This one-day course introduces participants to sophisticated spatial analysis and spatial modelling approaches that can be used to understand retail sector dynamics. We focus on the analysis of complex interactions between retail demand (consumers) and the retail supply side (retail stores). The tools that we introduce are applied widely by the commercial retail sector and we reflect on the important link between academia and industry in the continual development of these modelling approaches. We introduce participants to statistical and spatial…

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February 2019

Introduction to ArcGIS

15th February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This 1 day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS software. It provides participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using and navigating the software, as well as focusing 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 To introduce…

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March 2019

Introduction to QGIS

15th March 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This 1 day interactive course provides a practical introduction to QGIS; a free, open-source Geographic Information System. You will learn the principles underpinning vector-based geographic data analysis and learn to undertake tasks such as sourcing, loading and interrogating data; creating professional map outputs, preparing geographic data sets and undertaking spatial analysis. Short lectures will be interspersed with hands-on practical exercises with plenty of opportunity to work with your own data and seek advice regarding your own projects. Who teaches the…

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April 2019

Transport Data Science with R

5th April 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This course teaches two skill-sets that are fundamental in modern transport research: programming and data analytics. Combining these enables powerful transport planning and analysis workflows for tackling a wide range of problems, including: How to find, download and import a range of transport datasets? How to develop automated and reproducible transport planning workflows? How can increasingly available datasets on air quality, traffic and active travel be used to inform policy? How to visualise results in an attractive and potentially on-line…

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Geocomputation and Data Analysis with R

25th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 26th April 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Please be aware this course is now fully subscribed and we expect to run it again in Spring 2020. Please contact Kylie Norman if you would like to add your name to the waiting list. Run in conjunction with Leeds Digital Festival 2019, Geocomputation and Data Analysis with R aims to get you up-to-speed with high performance geographic processing, analysis, visualisation and modelling capabilities from the command-line. The course will be delivered in R, a statistical programming language popular in academia, industry…

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Introduction to R

29th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Please be aware that this course is now fully subscribed - we expect to run it again in Autumn 2019. Please contact Kylie Norman if you would like to be added to the waiting list. This half-day course, run in conjunction with Leeds Digital Festival, 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…

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May 2019

Introduction to Python for Data Analytics

2nd May 2019 - 3rd May 2019
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This course is now fully subscribed. If you are interested in Python training, we will be running another 2-day course in Autumn 2019. Please let Kylie Norman know if you would like to register your interest for this. This two-day course, running in conjunction with Leeds Digital Festival 2019, provides an introduction to Python programming with a focus on data analytics. The course will introduce some basics in Python programming such as data types, basic operations, data sequences and data structures, control…

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