Lipari School on Computational Social Science

I recently presented at the Lipari School on Computational Social Science in the workshop Modeling Spatio-Temporal Reasoning in Complex Social Systems. It was a great summer school with very well known speakers, including Prabhakar Raghavan (Vice President of Strategic Technologies, Google), Carlo Ratti  (Director of the Senseable City Lab, MIT) and Prof. Claudio Cioffi-Revilla (George […]

BigData Presentation at Stanford

I have recently presented a paper entitled “New Insights into Individual Activity Spaces using Crowd-Sourced Big Data” at the 2014 BigData conference – Stanford, CA, USA, 27-31 May. The paper is available here and slides (html) are here. UPDATE: papers from the conference are now available on the ase360 page.

Four new funded PhD BigData studentships

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) – a new centre for Consumer Data Analytics at the University of Leeds –  is seeking talented and highly motivated doctoral researchers to apply for our fully-funded PhD studentships (full fees and a maintenance grant). Funding for a 1-year MSc is also available for successful candidates who do not […]

Leeds as a “University to be hub for ‘Big Data’ “

The School of Geography and the Business School at the University of Leeds have recently been awarded ~£5M from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to work with ‘big’ consumer data. Read more about the project in this Yorkshire Post article: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/business-news/university-to-be-hub-for-big-data-1-6423997