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Building capacity for big data management for Ghana’s developing economy June 30, 2020 - A Science and Technology Facilities Impact Award (STFC IAA) won by a team from the Physics department in collaboration with the start-up iDAM and facilitated by the JGI will provide hardware and software facilities for high volume data storage and archiving, processing, visualisation, algorithm development and testing for research in academia and industry in Ghana, ...
Bristol Data Week 2020 took place online with data science talks, training and workshops June 30, 2020 - Bristol Data Week is an annual week-long series of talks, seminars and workshops in data science and data-intensive research, open to both University of Bristol attendees, as well as external individuals and organisations.   A week of talks, workshops and training in data science   Talks included the role of data science in the COVID-19 response, data ...
Digital Economy Facebook awards funding to academic partnership to research the impact of the digital economy on regional inequalities in the UK June 16, 2020 - Facebook has awarded funding to a team of academics from the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) at the University of Birmingham, the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, and The Alan Turing Institute, to undertake data-driven research focusing on how the ongoing digital revolution affects regional economic growth and the industrial landscape, ...
COVID-19 and community support: Mapping unmet support needs across Wales June 2, 2020 - Project team: Dr Oliver Davis, Dr Valerio Maggio, Dr Alastair Tanner, Nina Di Cara, Chris Moreno-Stokoe, Benjamin Woolf. Since the pandemic started, communities have been mobilising to help each other; from shopping for elderly neighbours, to offering to offering a friendly face or other support.  Mutual aid networks have sprung up all over the country, ...