Lectureship @ Leeds: Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Consumer Analytics

The School of Geography, University of Leeds, are pleased to announce a new lectureship to support our new MSc programme in Consumer Analytics https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVGE1048 The School of Geography has recently launched an innovative new MSc programme in Consumer Analytics for Marketing Strategy (CAMS), co-delivered with Leeds University Business School (LUBS). This truly interdisciplinary and applied […]

GeoComputation 2017 – 4th – 7th Sept 2017 in Leeds

We are pleased to invite papers for GeoComputation 2017, to be held 4th – 7th Sept 2017 in Leeds, UK (http://www.geocomputation.org/2017/conference). We are also inviting proposals for themed sessions. Paper submissions should be in a short paper format. Details of the format and the URL for submission can be found at: http://www.geocomputation.org/2017/conference/submit.html The deadline for […]

LIDA Seminar: Crime Analytics, Thursday 20th October 15:30 (Leeds)

If you’re in Leeds on 20th October, come to the next LIDA crime seminar on Crime Analytics: The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is pleased to present another seminar from our series showcasing data analytics on Thursday 20th October 2016 at 15:30 at the Clarendon Wing Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds campus. Our main […]

Jobs at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics

There are two new analyst jobs at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics; the newly-formed lab at the University of Leeds. For full details see: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=CSUIT1081 The city of Leeds is recognised as a hub for big data in business, health care and academic research. The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) will move the […]

Newcastle Urban Observatory

I’ve just come across the Newcastle Urban Observatory. It is a data portal that collects feeds from various sensors across the city, including things like traffic, weather and noise levels, temperature, and air quality (NO, CO, and NO2). You can also interrogate individual sensors and look at how the different levels have been changing over […]

Space, the Final Frontier

I have just had a new paper published with Alison Heppenstall and Andrew Crooks in the journal Systems. Heppenstall, A., N. Malleson and A. Crooks (2016) “Space, the Final Frontier”: How Good are Agent-Based Models at Simulating Individuals and Space in Cities? Systems 4(1) 9 doi:10.3390/systems4010009 Abstract Cities are complex systems, comprising of many interacting […]

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 […]