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WISC Seminar Series 2019 Announced

Posted on January 15, 2019

WISC is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 Seminar Series.  The theme of the series will be ‘Digital Cities’.  The first talk will be next Thursday (17th Jan) at 4pm in R0.03.  The talk will be given by Professor Alexander Singleton and is entitled ‘How Data Philanthropy can help us understand contemporary urban environments’. "Cities are awash with data that provide partial and fleeting glimpses into human activities and their contexts. Unlike many of those traditional sources of data that have been used to provide insight about population attributes and human behaviour, data are often located within the commercial sector and have limited degrees of access. Data Philanthropy provides a model for the more egalitarian access to such data. This talk focuses on the operationalisation of this concept within a UK context through case studies developed at the Geographic Data Science Lab." Alexander is a professor of geographic data science at the University of Liverpool. He holds a…

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