A team including WISC PhD researchers Andra Sonea and Konstantin Klemmer and WISC Professor Joao Porto De Albuquerque has won the CDRC Data Challenge, hosted at the GISRUK18 conference in Leicester. The team was awarded a prize of 500 £ for exposing the effect of immigration trends on the outcome of the Brexit referendum. The researchers from Warwick and the University of Heidelberg convinced the jury by expanding their scope towards an analysis of spatial heterogeneity in immigration patterns. Their findings suggest that not only the change of immigration over time affected the Brexit vote, but also its spatial structure.
Words by Konstatin Klemmer
This activity, through the Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science and Progress, Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities is supported by a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant number: EP/L016400/1