Available Projects

Identifying the activity and habits of individuals in a large geospatial dataset

Lead supervisor: Nik Lomax (University of Leeds)
Start Date: October 2017

The Consumer Data Research Centre has partnered with health and lifestyle app Bounts to assess the activity patterns of individuals. These data provide insight in to the level and type of physical activity, engagement with technology and daily spatial mobility patterns of a large group of individuals over an extended time period. This PhD will […]

Mathematical and Computational Modelling of World Data

Lead supervisor: Viktoria Spaiser (University of Leeds)
Start Date: October 2017

There is increasingly cross-country-time-series data available on various economic, social, demographic, environmental, political and administrative indicators, provided by the UN (http://data.un.org/), World Bank API (https://goo.gl/UpL3t6), Human Rights Data project (http://www.humanrightsdata.com/), V-Dem project (https://www.v-dem.net/en/data/data-version-6-2/) etc. This rich data can be further supplemented by extracting information from online news and social media (e.g. GDELT project, http://www.gdeltproject.org/), creating […]

Examining judicial sentencing using court transcripts and natural language processing techniques

Lead supervisor: Jose Pina-Sánchez (University of Leeds)
Start Date: October 2017

The project entails the use of natural language processing techniques to study sentence records from Her Majesty Courts and Tribunals Service, made available online at www.thelawpages.com. These records present certain details of the case in a systematic fashion (for example, the type of offence, the sentence outcome, or the court location), making it easy to […]

Multi-sensor Data Fusion for Smart Cities

Lead supervisor: Lyudmila Mihaylova, University of Sheffield
Start Date: October 2017

The integration of real time information from the interned of things and multiple sensors offers the potential to transform how cities are run, to improve the quality of life and to make cities more efficient and sustainable. This PhD project will draw on the relevant academic literature and deploy cutting-edge analytical methods to explore how […]

Economic and social impacts of HS2 

Lead supervisor: Lyudmila Mihaylova, University of Sheffield
Start Date: October 2017

High Speed 2 (HS2) is Britain’s planned second high speed rail network (after HS1 which connects London with the Channel Tunnel). It represents one of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects and has the potential to transform transport connections between England’s major cities. Nevertheless, HS2 remains controversial and is fraught with uncertainties. Drawing on the relevant […]