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Modelling Patterns of Conflict and Contagion during Civil Violence - Peter Baudains

Modelling Patterns of Conflict and Contagion during Civil Violence - Peter Baudains

04 March 2015

Outbreaks of civil violence, whether stemming from civil wars, insurgencies, rioting, or other forms of unrest, continue to dominate news reports around the globe. The availability of data at the event level has inspired recent interest in understanding the dynamics of such violence, with many studies addressing questions such as ...
CANCELLED - Big data, Open data and Telepathy: Tools for building Smart Cities as if people mattered - Rick Robinson

CANCELLED - Big data, Open data and Telepathy: Tools for building Smart Cities as if people mattered - Rick Robinson

04 March 2015

** Unfortunately, this talk has been cancelled. A new seminar will be arranged in its place at the date, time and place above in due course. **
Analysing Daily Behaviours with Large-Scale Smartphone Data - Neal Lathia

Analysing Daily Behaviours with Large-Scale Smartphone Data - Neal Lathia

11 March 2015

As smartphones proliferate throughout society, so too does the opportunity to leverage these devices to study, understand, and positively affect human behaviour. Smartphones are both increasingly powerful computational devices, as well evermore indispensable ...
Beyond the MAMIL: Getting Everyone Cycling - Rachel Aldred

Beyond the MAMIL: Getting Everyone Cycling - Rachel Aldred

25 March 2015

In the UK, cycling is demographically highly skewed and this feeds through into policy and practice. It is often assumed, for example, that older people (those who would gain the greatest health benefits ...