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Turing-LIDA Data Study Group July 2021: Call for Researcher Participants

In July 2021 the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics (LIDA) in collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute will host a Data Study Group (DSG).  Data Study Groups (DSGs) are intensive ‘collaborative hackathons’, bringing together external organisations with talented multi-disciplinary researchers. Acting as ‘Challenge Owners’ these organisations put forth real-world problems to be tackled by small teams of selected Researcher Participants. 

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Precise details cannot be released until contracts are finalised, but the challenges at the Turing-LIDA DSG will be in the following general areas:

  • Geospatial data, particularly involving 3D point cloud data (LIDAR), and methodology to identify relevant features.
  • Consumer data relevant to nutrition, behaviour and government policy.
  • Commercial data and business planning.

Challenge organisations are likely to include small and large businesses, and public sector organisations.

The DSG will take place remotely over the 2 weeks 12 – 23 July 2021. Participants will need to be able to commit to the full two weeks as well as to take part in a few training and introductory sessions in the week commencing 5 July.

The DSG provides a fantastic opportunity to rapidly develop your data science skills using real-world data, and offers participants the chance to forge new networks with LIDA, the Alan Turing Institute and industry. We encourage PhDs, postdocs and other early career researchers to apply.

To learn more and to apply please visit the LIDA website.
Deadline: 2 June 2021

Please contact Rosaleen McDonnell ( or the DSG Project Manager, Bina Champaneria ( if you have any questions.



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