Past events 2017

19 May

Shaping Data Standards for Future Cities

The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) and SASNet, in collaboration with BSI, invite you to this free event on ‘Shaping Data Standards for Future Cities’.Future cities face many challenges as urban populations increase. Physical resources – such as energy and water – along with healthcare, traffic, pub...

15 May

Michael Keith Seminar: The Future of the Future City?

The Urban Big Data Centre is pleased to host a free seminar with Michael Keith, Director of COMPAS, Co-ordinator of Urban Transformations (The ESRC portfolio of investments and research on cities), and Co-Director of the University of Oxford Future of Cities programme.The seminar will take place ...

22 Mar

Smart Mobility and Smart Cities - Access & Opportunities

The Urban Big Data Centre is delighted to announce that our next free SASNet seminar will be presented by Carla Bailo, the Assistant Vice President of Mobility Research and Business Development at Ohio State University. Her talk, 'Smart Mobility and Smart Cities - Access & Opportunities', wil...

9 Feb

Working with Administrative Data: From Ideas to Research

The SASNet project's programme of training and capacity building events continues with a free training seminar on research with administrative data. Leading urban and social science increasingly use individual level data collected by public bodies, companies or other organisations for research pu...

24 Jan

Complex Networks Approaches to Supply Chain Management

The Urban Big Data Centre's first free SASNet training seminar of 2017 will be delivered by our partners from the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre.In this training course, Dr Guven Demirel and Professor Vania Sena will give an introductory overview of supply chain management, an...

13 Oct

UBDC Training 2017: Introduction to R

This course is now fully booked but we have scheduled an additional session on Thursday 12th October. Book through Eventbrite HERE Please contact keith.maynard@glasgow.ac.uk if you have any enquiries relating to the UBDC Training Programme.   Introduction to R Course instructor: Dr Mirjam Allik, ...

12 Oct

UBDC Training 2017: Introduction to R (additional date)

The Urban Big Data Centre is running a further date of Introduction to R from our SASNet data skills training programme on Thursday 12th October 2017 Visit http://ubdc.ac.uk/outreach-plus-training/sasnet/summer-training-2017 to view the full selection of courses that were run over the summer. We ...

6 Sep

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Measuring Segregation and Scale in R

Course instructor: Richard Harris, School of Geographical Science, University of Bristol Course duration: half day (Wednesday 6th September, 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Anyone interested in the measurement of eth...

30 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Introduction to Areal Data Modelling using R

Course instructors: Francesca Pannullo and Charis Chanialidis, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow Course duration: half day (Wednesday 30th August 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Social scien...

29 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: ”Beyond Excel”: PostgreSQL for Data Management

Course instructor: Rod Walpole, UBDC, University of Glasgow Course duration: half day (Tuesday 29th August 2017, 1:30pm – 4:30pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Social scientists, students and practitioners - anyone with responsibility for...

29 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Getting started with Data Management

Course instructors: Marta Nicholson and Mirjam Allik, UBDC, University of Glasgow Course duration: half day (Tuesday 29th August 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Social scientists, students and practitioners - anyone ...

11 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Principles of Visualising Data with R and ggplot

Course instructor: Dan Olner, Sheffield Methods Institute, University of Sheffield Course duration: 1 day (Friday 11th August 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: PhD / postdoc / public with interest in data Fees: £35 - ...

10 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Introduction to QGIS

Course instructor: Yeran Sun, UBDC, University of Glasgow Course duration: 1 day (Wednesday 9th August 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Social scientists, students, practitioners Fees: £35 - For UK registered student...

9 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Introduction to Scientific Computing with Python

Course instructor: Yang Wang, UBDC, University of Glasgow Course duration: 1 day (Wednesday 9th August 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Social scientists, students, practitioners Fees: £35 - For UK registered student...

8 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Using R - Mapping Spatial Data

Course instructor: Jing Yao, UBDC, University of Glasgow Course duration: 1 day (Tuesday 8th August 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Social scientists, students, practitioners Fees: £35 - For UK registered students £...

7 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Introduction to R

Course instructor: Jonathan Minton, Quantitative Research Associate, University of Glasgow Course duration: 1 day (Monday 7th August 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Social scientists, students, practitioners Fees: £...

2 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Introduction to Network Analysis in ArcGIS

Course instructor: David McArthur, UBDC, University of Glasgow Course duration: half day (Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Social scientists, students, practitioners Fees: £25 - For UK registered...

1 Aug

UBDC Summer Training 2017: Introduction to ArcGIS

Course instructor: David McArthur, UBDC, University of Glasgow Course duration: 1 day (Tuesday 1st August 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm) Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library Audience: Social scientists, students, practitioners Fees: £35 - For UK registered stud...

26 May

UBDC Training 2017: Introduction to R

The Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow are pleased to announce the return of our data skills development training programme. Due to a high demand we are beginning the programme early this year with an additional session of Introduction to R in May. The programme will then continue...

5 May

Transforming Data into Actionable Intelligence: Health and Social Care

The Urban Big Data Centre and SASNet are hosting a free training course at the University of Glasgow on Friday 5th May that will be delivered by NHS Scotland's Information Services Division (ISD). This short course will explain and showcase the ISD's innovative ways of utilising data and informat...

3 Oct

New Mobility Perspectives in the era of Wearable Sensors

UBDC Research Associate, Dr. Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka, will be presenting at this event organised by the Edinburgh local group of the Royal Statistical Society. Abstract:Human mobility is vital for understanding expansion processes in urban areas, the establishment of transportation services and th...

3 Oct

SICSA DemoFest

The Urban Big Data Centre will be exhibiting at SICSA DemoFest - the annual technology showcase of leading Informatics and Computer Science research from Scottish Universities. This event creates an environment for industry partners and academics to come together and identify opportunities for: ...

20 Sep

Venturefest Scotland 2017

The Urban Big Data Centre will be exhibiting at Venturefest Scotland 2017 - a national business innovation summit designed to help high-growth SMEs and ambitious early-stage companies to grow through innovation.Taking place annually in September at the Glasgow Science Centre, the event connects b...

5 Sep

RSS 2017 International Conference

The Urban Big Data Centre has organised a panel session at the RSS 2017 International Conference - one of the largest statistical conferences held annually in Europe - and will also be exhibiting. The three-day conference programme offers a mix of keynote talks and sessions organised into ‘stream...

31 May

Partnerships That Drive Innovation

The Urban Big Data Centre will be exhibiting at Partnerships That Drive Innovation, an official Feeder Event for Venturefest Scotland 2017 – Scotland’s innovation summit. This workshop will enable attendees to build better partnerships that are able to win Innovate UK funding. The workshop will e...

26 Apr

IOT//GLA (Internet of Things) #1 Meetup

The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) is delighted to host the next IOT//GLA Internet of Things Glasgow Meetup, organised by the Internet of Things Scotland Meetup group. The Internet of Things Scotland Meetup group is open to software professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, enthusiasts, makers/hobby...

23 Mar

Data Summit 17

The Urban Big Data Centre will be exhibiting at the Data Summit as part of DataFest; Scotland's first week-long international data conference taking place 20 - 24 March 2017. Focusing on #DataChangesEverything, the two day Data Summit will explore leading examples of successes and challenges of t...

22 Mar

GIS Ostrava 2017 - Dynamics in GIscience

UBDC Research Associate, Dr. Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka, will be giving a keynote presentation at GIS Ostrava 2017 - Dynamics in GIscience. The conference welcomes all researchers, scholars, and practitioners to attend and discuss all geospatial issues of a continuously faster and more dynamic world ...

22 Mar

DataFest 2017 – Smarter Tourism: Shaping Glasgow’s Data Plan

Keith Dingwall, UBDC's Senior Business Manager, will be speaking at the "Smarter Tourism: Shaping Glasgow’s Data Plan" fringe event as part of DataFest; Scotland's first week-long international data conference taking place 20 - 24 March 2017.Following on from the £24m Technology Strategy Board-fu...