Seminar Series & Training Programme

SASNet's training and capacity building events will be delivered in the following ways:

Seminar Series 

UBDC and BLGDRC will be jointly organising a set of user-focused seminars, webinars, lectures and masterclasses offered by a mixture of academic and non-academic speakers, the main objectives of which being to improve organisations' understanding of techniques for the analysis of a variety of historical and real-time data, to share the best practice around analytics and to develop collaborative links between major users and university researchers. The seminars will be delivered throughout the UK and hosted by selected institutions within our data research network to afford this widest possible reach. View Upcoming Events to see our scheduled training seminars.

Training Programme

Development of the training programme is ongoing with the majority of classes to take place at the University of Glasgow and the University of Essex. Training will be in the form of workshops and computer lab sessions arranged into three different tracks, tailored to the requirement of different sectors, but allowing significant crossover. The tracks will fully utilise the business analytics and urban analytics research agenda and expertise of BLGDRC and UBDC. The training tracks are open to a wide variety of different research areas and data analytics: 

  • Fundamentals of Data-Driven Solutions Including Real-time Analytics (led by UBDC)
  • Real-time analytics and business process management (led by BLGRC)
  • Urban Informatics and urban policy and planning processes (led by UBDC)

Get Involved

In order to tailor the courses to the current training and skills building demand, we would welcome suggestions of particular topic areas, methods and software tools to cover that would be of most benefit to your sector. Please do so by contacting the general SASNet helpdesk: SASNet@glasgow.ac.uk

We also have a budget to support a limited number of people to provide training and seminars in specialist areas of data analytics, please get in touch via the e-mail address above if you would be interested in taking part.

Past Events 

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Date

Event and speakers

22 March 2017 Smart Mobility and Smart Cities - Access & Opportunities
Carla Bailo, Assistant Vice President of Mobility Research and Business Development at Ohio State University
9 February 2017 Working with Administrative Data: From Ideas to Research
Dr Mirjam Allik, Data Scientist
Ms. Stacey Harper, Information Compliance and Records Management Specialist
Dr. Catherine Stewart, Research Associate
Dr. Ruth Dundas, Senior Investigator Scientist
(All University of Glasgow)
Ms. Leslie Stevens, Research Fellow, ADRC Scotland and University of Edinburgh School of Law 
24 January 2017 Complex Networks Approaches to Supply Chain Management
Prof. Vania Sena, Director of Business and Local Government Data Research Centre
Dr Guven Demirel, Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at Essex Business School
17 November 2016
Urban Informatics and the City
Prof. Vonu Thakuriah, Director of Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow
9 November 2016
Understanding Local Modelling
Prof. Stewart Fotheringham, Professor of Computational Spatial Science and Urban Planning at Arizona State Univeristy
14 October 2016
Transport Data Modelling, Simulation and Big Data
Devrim Kara, Director of PTV Group UK
Dr Wei Liu, Lecturer in Transport Engineering, University of Glasgow
28 September 2016
Strava Training Session with Brian Riordan
Brian Riordan, Customer Success Lead, Strava
20 September 2016
An Introduction to Open Geospatial Standards
Steven Ramage, Independent Advisor, OGC Global Advisory Council
29 August 2016
Multilevel Modelling
Dr Jinhyun Hong, Lecturer, Urban Big Data Centre
23 August 2016
Using R: statistical analysis
Dr Jing Yao, Lecturer, Urban Big Data Centre
22 August 2016
Introduction to R
Dr Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka, Research Fellow, Urban Big Data Centre
15 August 2016
Accessing the UBDC’s Data Service
Andrew McHugh, Data Services Manager, Urban Big Data Centre
10 August 2016
Introduction to QGIS
Dr Yeran Sun, Research Fellow, Urban Big Data Centre
3 August 2016
Using ArcGIS: Network Analysis
Dr David McArthur, Lecturer, Urban Big Data Centre
2 August 2016
Introduction to ArcGIS
Dr David McArthur, Lecturer, Urban Big Data Centre
15 July 2016
Real-time Optimisation of Mobile Facilities in Public Service Delivery
Dr Soheil Davari, Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, Hertfordshire Business School
22 June 2016
Discrete Choice Modelling
Prof. Chandra Bhat, Director of Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas at Austin
10 June 2016
Data Management for Urban Transport Operations
Dr Anuj Sharma, Research Scientist, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University
Dr Kostas Ampountolas, Lecturer in Transport Engineering, University of Glasgow