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February 2018

LIDA Seminar: Beyond the traditional – Big Data for official statistics

22nd February 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This seminar has been organised in conjunction with the Royal Statistical Society- Leeds/Bradford Local Group.  Our keynote speaker is Owen Abbott – Head of Big Data at the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Professor Richard Romano, Chair in Driving Simulation, will also be giving a presentation related to the University of Leeds’ Virtuocity project: entitled “Rapid generation of geo-specific virtual environments for the testing of transport systems.” This seminar will take place in the Clarendon Wing Lecture Theatre at 15.30 on Thursday 22nd February. Access the Clarendon…

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March 2018

Catch! Showcase

13th March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
1 Sekforde Street London, EC1R 0BE United Kingdom + Google Map

We are delighted to announce that Graham Hanson, ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology Division, at the Department for Transport will be delivering the keynote speech at this event. Catch! is a £2m collaborative R&D project that brings together high growth SMEs, leading research centres and 5 forward thinking Local Authorities in the UK to launch a prototype, state-of-the-art real-time, crowdsourcing data service to provide transport professionals with next-generation data to solve transport problems. Key focus areas: Next generation travel…

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LIDA Seminar: Introduction to Big Data in Public Health- future horizons, applications and ethical issues

13th March 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. This seminar will consist of presentations from the following University of Leeds staff: Dr Michelle Morris, University Academic Fellow in Health Data Analytics Michelle is a University Academic Fellow in Health Data Analytics at the University of Leeds, affiliated to the School of Medicine and Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. After graduating with a Neuroscience degree in 2002 Michelle began a…

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Be Curious 2018: We are International

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

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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Introduction to ArcGIS

19th March 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This 1 day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS version 10.2 software. It provides participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using and navigating the software, as well as focussing 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…

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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

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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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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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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