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  • Development through Data Science for Somaliland

    Development through Data Science for Somaliland

    Somaliland is self-declared independent from Somalia: it has been autonomous since 1991 but is internationally unrecognised. It is democratic and has among the highest levels of poverty in the world. Somaliland’s government and industry have recognised that ICT is a great opportunity for sustainable economic development. Somaliland has all key attributes to develop in this…

  • JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Lucy Biddle

    JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Lucy Biddle

    Can sharing app data facilitate communication between young people and their mental health practitioner? Bridget Ellis, Lucy Biddle, Helen Bould, Jon Bird Mental health problems are increasing among young people, who have the highest prevalence of mental health problems among all age groups [1]. Despite the adverse outcomes that result from this, young people access…

  • JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Dr Josh Hoole

    JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Dr Josh Hoole

    Exploiting Data to Support UK Search and Rescue Dr Josh Hoole, Dr Oliver Andrews, Dr Steve Bullock Introduction Various UK organisations provide 24/7 Search and Rescue (SAR) capability year-round across land, sea and air. Data analytics provides a key route to supporting SAR operations and aerospace system design in the future. Aims of the Project…

  • JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Roberta Bernardi

    JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Roberta Bernardi

    Medfluencers: how medical experts influence discourse about practices against COVID-19 on Twitter Introduction This project aims to investigate the role of medical experts on Twitter in influencing public health discourse and practice in the fight against COVID-19. Aims of the Project The project focuses on medical experts as the driving force of Network of Practices (NoPs) on social…

  • JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Benjamin Folit-Weinberg

    JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Benjamin Folit-Weinberg

    Mapping the linguistic topography of Sophocles’ plays: what Natural Language Processing can teach us about Sophoclean drama Benjamin Folit-Weinberg, A.G. Leventis Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Institute for Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition & Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Bristol) and Justus Schollmeyer, Data Scientist & Programmer Scholars have long recognized that Sophocles,…

  • JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Emily Blackwell

    JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Emily Blackwell

    Transferring early disease detection classifiers for wearables on companion animals Axel Montout, Andrew Dowsey, Tilo Burghardt, Ranjeet Bhamber, Melanie Hezzell and Emily Blackwell Introduction Sensor-based health monitoring has been growing in popularity as it can provide insight into the wearer’s health in a practical and inexpensive way. Accelerometer-based sensors are a popular choice and have…

  • JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Dr Zahraa Abdallah

    JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Dr Zahraa Abdallah

    Investigating biomarkers associated with Alzheimer’s Disease to boost multi-modality approach for early diagnosis Introduction Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that gradually destroys memory and thinking skills, as well as the ability to perform the most basic tasks. Most people with the disease, those with late-onset symptoms, experience symptoms in their mid-60s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease…

  • JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Dr Denize Atan

    JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2021: Dr Denize Atan

    Non-invasive imaging of the eye to predict Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is an increasing global health burden but despite intense research efforts, drug trials have shown little evidence of success. Thankfully, there is now exciting evidence that specialist imaging techniques like optical coherence tomography (OCT) can identify individuals at high risk of developing AD.…

  • JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2022:  Brunel’s Networks – Interactive

    JGI Seed Corn Funding Project Blog 2022: Brunel’s Networks – Interactive

    Brunel’s Networks – Interactive Maria Pregnolato, Lecturer in Infrastructure Resilience, University of Bristol James Boyd, Head of Research, Brunel Institute/SS Great Britain Trust Christopher Woods, Head of Research Software Engineering, Advanced Computing Research Centre, University of Bristol Brunel’s Networks – Interactive has created a physical real-world exhibit of the online network graphing project Brunel’s Networks.…