Available Projects

Algorithmic bias: patterns, consequences and alternatives

Lead supervisor: Professor Helen Kennedy (Uiversity of Sheffield)
Start Date: October 2018

*please note that this project is only available to Home and EU rated students* Deadline 8th July 2018 Data-driven technologies are transforming society, as governments, businesses and other sectors are increasingly adopting automated and algorithmic systems in the search for greater efficiency in the delivery of their services. Among these actors government departments, often resource-poor […]

Spatial Energy Footprints

Lead supervisor: Dr. Anne Owen (University of Leeds)
Start Date: October 2018

Deadline 8th July 2018 *please note that this project is only available to Home and EU rated students* It is important for the UK Government to be able to predict the future energy needs of the country to meet climate change reduction targets. Currently, the Government uses estimates of economic growth, the price of fuel […]

Data anonymisation and data privacy for clinical trial data

Lead supervisor: Prof. Mark Elliot (University of Manchester)
Start Date: October 2018

Clinical trials are run by pharmaceutical companies (and elsewhere) in order to test the efficacy of new drugs and/or treatment regimes. Sharing such data for research use by third parties is regarded as good scientific practice as it allows meta-analysis, replication studies and so forth. It also promotes transparency; and indeed pharmaceutical companies are now […]