Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for March 2018

CDRC host the Annual Roger Tomlinson Prize Lecture

23 March 2018 - 3:59pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) hosted the Annual Roger Tomlinson Prize Lecture at Senate House, University College London (UCL) on 22 March 2018. Dr Mike Gould, Esri’s Global Education Manager, delivered an engaging talk on ‘Data, Software, and Services: Views from Industry and Academia’ where he threw open the debate on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) […]

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The CDRC causal inference summer school is back!

21 March 2018 - 4:24pm

Applications are now open for the much-anticipated Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) summer school Causal Inference with Observational Data: challenges and pitfalls (9th-13th July 2018). The school ran in 2017 to huge acclaim from participants, and returns this year with even more content and teaching as it is now a 5 day as opposed to 4 […]

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Tableau Workshop: opinion from Dr Phani Kumar Chintakayala

21 March 2018 - 3:21pm

After the 22nd February Tableau Workshop, hosted by the CDRC at Leeds, we invited Dr Phani Kumar Chintakayala to share his perspective on the training and Tableau version 10.3 … “It was back in 2015 that I first heard about Tableau visualization software – it was version 9.0 at this point, and I tried out […]

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SmartStreetSensor Footfall Atlas explained

19 March 2018 - 3:17pm

We recently launched our SmartStreetSensor Footfall Atlas dataset and it has proved extremely popular. Read on to find out why. The Footfall Atlas is a derived product based on the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)-Local Data Company (LDC) SmartStreetSensor Footfall Data. It contains information about every sensor installed by the LDC across the UK since July 2015 until December 2017 […]

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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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