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...

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...

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...