Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for March 2018

Leeds Digital Festival 2018

08 March 2018 - 11:49am

The Leeds Digital Festival is a multi-venue, city-wide festival celebrating digital culture in all its forms, and the CDRC are pleased to be a part of it once again this year.  We will be a hosting a number of events throughout the two weeks (16-27 April), including the following training courses:   Introduction to R – 16th […]

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Vacancy now live: Research Fellow in Active Travel Futures

08 March 2018 - 9:46am

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in transport, geographic data and data science? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? This role will see you join a dynamic team who have built important components of high-impact transport planning […]

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‘Tidying’ up Brexit and Trump

21 February 2018 - 4:03pm

2016 was an eventful year. The narrow votes in favour of Brexit in the UK and Trump in the US were a shock to many. You’ve probably heard commentators remark on the underlying causes for why people voted as they did. A familiar caricature is of blue collar disaffection (Leave and Trump) versus liberal, metropolitan […]

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ArcGIS and R – Uneasy Bedfellows?

13 February 2018 - 10:03am

We’ve been seeing some interesting trends developing in researchers’ preferences for certain programming software over others. When it comes to spatial modelling, building maps and visualising data, ArcGIS has long been considered the front runner. Its intuitive ‘point and click’ interface means that you can build professional looking outputs from scratch without the need for […]

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Data-Sprint 2018

12 February 2018 - 11:41am

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 […]

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WICI Specialist Conference: Call for Abstracts Currently Open

08 February 2018 - 8:46am

The Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation (WICI) has announced the theme of this year’s Specialist Conference: “Modelling complex urban environments”. The conference takes place on the 21st-22nd July 2018 at the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) with the intention of bringing together researchers from multiple disciplines with experience and interest in modelling complex environments, […]

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Corporate Responsibility Research Conference: Call for Abstracts Currently Open

02 February 2018 - 4:11pm

The 13th annual Corporate Responsibility & Research Conference takes place on the 11th-12th September 2018 with the theme “Engaging Business and Consumers for Sustainable Change”. The conference is being hosted by the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) and Business and Organisations for Sustainable Societies research group (BOSS) at the University of Leeds and promises a rigorously dynamic environment […]

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Smart cities need to be more human, so we’re creating Sims-style virtual worlds

01 February 2018 - 10:36am

Nick Malleson, University of Leeds and Alison Heppenstall, University of Leeds Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years. These include cameras and sensors that count the number of passers by, devices to sense air quality, traffic flow detectors, and even bee hive monitors. There are also large […]

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Tube Creature – an interactive data map

30 January 2018 - 3:23pm

CDRC researcher Oliver O’Brien recently launched ‘Tube Creature‘. This interactive map is based around London’s tube network. Having proved extremely popular across social media channels, we have republished Oliver’s blog post below, detailing the nuances of the map. Read on for a unique insight into ‘Tube Creature’! Railway Station Numbers The ORR publishes station entry/exit […]

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How data can be used for public good

25 January 2018 - 12:01pm

CDRC highlighted in Harvard Business Review, amongst a number of data collaboratives, as a trusted intermediary to allow private organisations to share their data to enable data analysis and modeling, as well as other value chain activities.

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