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May 2018

Introduction to Python

10th May 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 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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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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Evaluating linkage quality for the analysis of linked data – Oxford Copy

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

Challenges and Opportunities in Retail Location Analysis – a free SLA workshop in Oxford

14th June 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Oxford, Saïd Business School
Oxford, OX1 5NY United Kingdom
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This workshop is now fully booked, but please email Claudia Seiler at claudia.seiler@sbs.ox.ac.uk if you are interested to be put on a waiting list. Oxford’s annual 3-day residential programme on retail location & customer analysis takes a well-earned break this year. In its place, we invite you to join us for a free one-day, invitation only event in Oxford focusing on the Challenges and Opportunities facing retail location analysis and customer insight professionals. Within the context of some of the most significant…

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‘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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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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