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July 2018

Summer School – Causal inference with observational data: challenges and pitfalls

9th July 2018 - 13th July 2018
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This five-day summer school offers state-of-the-art training in the analysis of observational data for causal inference. By exploring the philosophy and utility of directed acyclic graphs (DAGs), participants will learn to recognise and avoid a range of common pitfalls in the analysis of complex causal relationships, including the longitudinal analyses of change, mediation, nonlinearity and statistical interaction. This school is run by Prof Mark S Gilthorpe (Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, LIDA, & School of Medicine) and Dr Peter WG Tennant…

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September 2018

Corporate Responsibility Research Conference

11th September 2018 - 12th September 2018
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The 13th Corporate Responsibility Research Conference (CRRC) will be held in September this year, hosted by the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) and Business and Organisations for Sustainable Societies research group (BOSS) at the University of Leeds. The CRRC is an opportunity to experiment, test out new ideas, and network with a diverse range of peers. Traditionally, the conference has been a place to challenge received notions around responsible research in the private sector in order to drive forward new debates and…

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October 2018

Geo+Data London: 1

2nd October 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UCL, Department of Geography, Pearson Building, G22, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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The CDRC and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) are pleased to announce the first of a six-part series of events entitled Geo+Data London. Our events aim to provide an environment for those working with geographic data to meet, share, and learn from experiences and best practices as demonstrated by industry and current academic research. For our first event, we have brought together speakers from Telefónica UK and University College London (UCL) to speak on WiFi technology and smart cities.…

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Data analytics, innovation and the impact on business and society

10th October 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Senate House, Chancellors Hall, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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As part of UCL's Impact Series the CDRC in partnership with UCL Innovation & Enterprise and the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership are organising a networking event with like-minded industry and academic experts to discuss the latest innovations in data analytics, the importance of academic partnership with businesses, and the positive impact these innovations have on society. What to expect? A selection of inspiring leaders from industry along with leading UCL academics, students and alumni, will offer…

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Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Retail Applications

15th October 2018 @ 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 provides an introduction to applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis in understanding retail sector dynamics. We focus on the visualisation and analysis of data related to retail supply (e.g. store catchments) and demand (including geodemographics) at national, regional and local scales. We consider commercial and public sector applications of retail analytics and introduce increasingly sophisticated analysis tools. These include GIS-based measures of accessibility and network analysis to determine retail service areas. A series of…

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GIS for Crime Data Analytics

19th October 2018 @ 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 will follow a linear format, with a series of lectures and practical exercises leading attendees through the key steps involved in performing basic crime analysis in ArcGIS.  Starting with an overview of environmental criminological theories, the course will also include information on: (i) accessing open source crime data, (ii) locating complementary data sets e.g. area boundary files, (iii) advantages/disadvantages of different data sources, (iv) importing crime data and spatial data into ArcMap, (v) mapping data and querying…

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Introduction to QGIS

29th October 2018 @ 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 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 datasets 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 programme?…

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November 2018

Introduction to Python for Data Analytics

1st November 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2nd November 2018 @ 4:00 pm
LIDA, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This two-day course 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 flows, exceptions and object-oriented programming. We will then focus on working with actual data, such as survey data, time-series data, JSON data (e.g. Twitter data), and geo-spatial data. This will include visualization and statistical analysis of numerical data. The course will also give an…

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Web Mapping – London

15th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool (London Campus), 33 Finsbury Square
London, EC2A 1AG United Kingdom
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Course description In this one-day course we will explore Web Mapping and show you how to use a variety of different tools to display and communicate spatial information We will have a recap of the basics of spatial data and focus on how we get a variety of different types of data into web mapping platforms We will review some of the different platforms available and spend most of the time looking at the MapBox platform. No experience of using…

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Using Spatial Data from Social Media – London

16th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool (London Campus), 33 Finsbury Square
London, EC2A 1AG United Kingdom
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Course description In this one-day course we will consider how data from different social media platforms could be used for spatial analysis. With social media now generating significant volumes of data it is a great resource for research in a wide range of different social science areas. We will primarily focus on Twitter data explore what spatial elements there are within the data and discuss how best to show and analyse these in a GIS. We will also cover a…

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