The School of Law, University of Leeds, is recruiting for an academic position under the theme: Crime and Policing Data Analytics at Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954 p.a.) Faculty of Education Social Sciences and Law School of Law University Academic Fellow: Crime and Policing Data Analytics With a vision and drive to develop a prestigious […]
Call for papers, AAG 2015. Chicago. April 21 – 15, 2015. Geosimulation and Big Data: A Marriage made in Heaven or Hell? Update: this session has now been timetabled by the conference organisers. A list of speakers is available on Andrew Crooks’ GIS and Agent-Based Modelling blog. In recent years, human emotions, intentions, moods and […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
Following on from a post about using big data to understand urban movements, I’ve recently been looking at ways of using data from social media to better understand where and when groups of people might be vulnerable to crime. This is important because if we don’t know who the potential victims are, it is not […]
Cities are complex social systems. To truly understand a city we need to understand the behaviour of the people who inhabit and use it on a daily basis. For example, London’s Trafalgar Square is not simply a space to house Nelson’s Column. To truly understand the place, we need to know who visits the area, […]
The Smart Cities exhibition is being held at Leeds City Museum on November 9th and 10th as part of the 2012 Festival of Social Science. Its aim is to demonstrate how the latest innovations in research and technology are revolutionising the urban landscape and our experience of it. Through interactive exhibits, developed by the Centre […]
As part of their Reading the Riots project, The Guardian and London School of Economics have produced some really interesting analysis of how rumours spread through Twitter during the English riots in 2011. There’s a dynamic visualisation that shows rumours blossoming and fading as more people oppose them.