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CDRC Director delivers keynotes in South Korea

CDRC Director Paul Longley delivered a variety of keynotes in Seoul, South Korea, from 31 August – 2 September 2016. The opening keynote took place at the Smart Geospatial Expo on 31 August 2016. This three day exhibition attracted some 10,000 visitors, including government ministers from several countries. While in South Korea, Paul also gave the opening […]

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Oxford Retail Futures Conference – call for papers

Data analytics – exploring consumer and market data in the retail and supply chain environment Background Retailing is one of the first sectors to have employed large datasets at both strategic and operational levels for a variety of purposes, ranging from frequency marketing, store location, product selection and supply chain management. The amount of data […]

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Ever wondered what the top jobs across the UK are?

Our popular interactive visual maps the most popular employment for each of the 220000 statistical small areas* within the UK. Put together by our senior research associate Oliver O’Brien, this map re-uses the “top result” technique utilised in all other CDRC Maps. Explore it yourself – Top jobs across the UK. For background information on the map, read […]

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Finally launched! 1,000 ‘smart’ sensors to monitor high street footfall

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) in collaboration with the Local Data Company (LDC), hosted the launch event for the SmartStreetSensor project at University College London (UCL) on 30 June 2016. The SmartStreetSensor project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is the most comprehensive study of footfall patterns across Great Britain to date. Some […]

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CDRC featured in the DPC report on ‘Preserving Transactional Data’

A case study of our Output Area Classification Data has featured in a report by The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). Titled ‘Preserving Transactional Data’ the reports are commissioned after consultation among DPC members about shared priorities and challenges in digital preservation, are commissioned from experts and are thoroughly scrutinized by peers before being released. The […]

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James Cheshire on ‘The power of maps with R’

Our UCL based Deputy Director, James Cheshire, spoke at the Earl Conference 2015 on ‘The power of maps with R’. Organised by Mango Solutions the EARL is an exciting, cross-sector conference dedicated to the real business usage of R, where two days are devoted to the most innovative R implementations by the world’s leading practitioners. James’ video presentation […]

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CDRC response: public dialogues on the (re)use of private sector data for social research

Earlier this year, CDRC Director’s Paul Longley and Mark Birkin participated in a series of public dialogue events in order to better understand the public’s views on the use and re-use of private sector data for social research.

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CDRC School Event: Profiling Neighbourhoods and Understanding Consumer Habits

We welcomed students from Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy to the Centre for a workshop on Consumer Data last week.  The session, which was voluntary, was attended by students from various disciplines including Geography, Psychology, Maths and Law. The workshop started with a short lecture from CDRC’s Andy Newing on Big Data and the work […]

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Work with us! Recruiting now for a Research Assistant…

Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Associate – Data Science Grade 6/7 Location: University of Liverpool, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Environmental Sciences, Department of Geography and Planning You will provide research/data science support for the University of Liverpool node of the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre. You will be involved in a range of research/project […]

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CDRC host LondonR for R enthusiasts

On 5 April 2016 the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) along with Mango Solutions, hosted ‘LondonR’, the UK’s premier meetup group for users of the R statistical programming language. This free event runs quarterly at the University College London, with a series of workshops and presentations followed by an evening of networking at the in-house bar. The event kicked […]

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