Last month, students from WISC attended the annual CUSP London Data Dive. This year's data dive was in partnership with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and teams were working on discovering information in the LAS's data that would enable them to develop tools to lead to enhanced operations. The Data Dive had students from four universities: Warwick, King's College London, NYU and Imperial College London. It was yet another opportunity for WISC to engage and collaborate with academic partners from across the world.
At the end of the week, prizes were awarded to the teams that had the best technical solutions and the best recommendations for the LAS. Amongst the winning teams were five students from WISC: Jonathan Davies and Natalie Rothwell (best technical insight); and Christian Caton, Chris Conlan and Ivana Tosheva (best recommendations).
Jonathan Davies (Cohort 5) said of the event: "The CUSP London Data Dive was a fantastic opportunity for us to work with real data from the London Ambulance Service and potentially provide immediate positive impact on their services and policies. The CUSP London team were very welcoming and provided a great environment for both work and fun, enabling us to not only dive into the data but also network with other students and staff. We are grateful to have been a part of this event organised by CUSP London, and look forward to future collaborations!"
One of the groups, including WISC PhD student Konstantin Klemmer, has summarised their project and findings in a new blog post on the NYU CUSP student blog data.tale(). Find out more about their work on predicting ambulance demand and travel times here: https://medium.com/data-tale/emergency-deployment-optimized-for-a-dynamic-city-a90b78f0c9bd