Statistical methods teaching

A colleague has just pointed me to some nice new resources published in Nature about statistical methods. There are good, accessible introductions to regression, correlation, causation, and some others. They look like good teaching resources, as well as useful references for people (like me) whose statistics are usually a bit rusty. http://www.nature.com/subjects/statistical-methods  

How big data and The Sims are helping us to build the cities of the future

I have recently published an article with my colleague, Alison Heppenstall in The Conversation. In the paper we discuss how computer simulation and big data are coming together to improve the ways that we model and understand cities. The article is free to read here: https://theconversation.com/how-big-data-and-the-sims-are-helping-us-to-build-the-cities-of-the-future-47292

AAG2016 Sessions: Urban Analytics and Space-Time Crime

I’m involved in organising two sessions for the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in San Francisco next February: Symposium on Human Dynamics Research: Urban Analytics http://surf.leeds.ac.uk/announce/2015/09/17/AAG2016-UrbanAnalytics.htm A deluge of new data created by people and machines is changing the way that we understand, organise and model urban spaces. New analytics are required to […]

Urban Transformations

Urban Transformations is a new research network, set up by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to showcase research on cities: http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/ There is information about a wide range of urban research projects, and one that I have recently started working called Simulating Urban Flows (surf). For more information, see the Urban Transformations website.

New Paper – Using Social Media to Estimate the Number of Potential Crime Victims

Malleson, N. and M.A. Andresen (2015) Spatio-temporal crime hotspots and the ambient population. Crime Science 4(1) [URL (open access)] [DOI:10.1186/s40163-015-0023-8] It is well known that different types of crime will have different impacts on different groups of people. For example, some groups of people will have higher risks of becoming victims of street crime simply […]

Seminar: Researcher and Practitioner Approaches to Linking Acquisitive Crime

Location: Birmingham, 17th June 2015 (free places available) Police practitioners wanted! The seminar is the second in a series of three seminars focusing on linking acquisitive crime using offence behaviour. The two main aims of this seminar are: for practitioners to share the methods and approaches they use when linking acquisitive crime in practice to […]

CfP: Computational human geography in the digital world – new data, methods, challenges and opportunities

Call for Papers, 19th European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography (ECTQG2015), Bari (Italy), 3-7/9/2015 Computational human geography in the digital world: new data, methods, challenges and opportunities In an age where all manner of personal data are emerging from the digitisation of natural social interactions, geographers’ reliance on traditional data collection methods diminishes. However, […]