The Data Team @ The Data Lab

Sector Innovation Snapshots

Visualising innovation information in Scottish sectors for the Can Do Innovation Forum

This summer, I was asked to support the Scotland CAN DO Innovation Forum with some data visualisation work. The Forum has been working with its members, representing key employment sectors in Scotland, to better understand innovation. What does innovation look like? How does it manifest in different sectors? And how can we support innovation . . .

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November 27, 2018

New Keynote Announcement for DataTech19: Debbie Bard, and Deadline Extension for Proposals

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We are delighted to announce our complete list of keynote speakers for the upcoming DataTech19 conference (organised by The Data Lab as part of DataFest), which now includes Debbie Bard, expert in machine learning at scale and data-intensive computing for experimental science, from the National Energy Research Scientific Computing . . .

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November 14, 2018

Announcing The Second Keynote of DataTech19: Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel

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We have further updates on DataTech19, Scotland’s first technical data science conference!

We are pleased to announce our second confirmed keynote speaker for DataTech19: Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel (Associate Professor of the Practice, Duke University, and Data Scientist + Professional Educator at RStudio). Mine’s work focuses . . .

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November 14, 2018

Introducing Jared Lander, Keynote Speaker at DataTech19

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Join us for DataTech19, Scotland’s first technical data science conference as part of DataFest

The Data Lab is delighted to introduce a new event to the DataFest family: DataTech (14 March 2019, Edinburgh). This technical, one-day data science conference will cater to a diverse audience including analysts, developers, . . .

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October 18, 2018

An R-based App for Exploring Traffic Accidents in Scotland

Recently I discovered that the UK government collects detailed information about traffic accidents across the country that are being reported to the police. What's even more interesting is that all these data are being uploaded and made publicly available on the government's open data website. This dataset, being so rich, immediately . . .

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Posted in: thanos tsiaras

September 13, 2018

Which Data Science Platform is Best?

The Challenges of Explainable ML and AI

Recently, I have finished a project working on testing Machine Learning algorithm performances in different data science platforms with an explicit focus on explainability. In this post, I shall describe some of the criteria and the platforms that were used in this project.

In the era of the internet where vast amounts of data are . . .

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August 31, 2018

Exploring transport routes, journey characteristics and postcode networks using R Shiny

Hi all,

Recently I've finished work on a project intended to visualise the traffic flow within a subsidised transport service, operated by a Scottish council. This visualisation needed to display variations in traffic flow conditional on factors such as the time of day, day of the week, journey purpose, as well as other criteria. . . .

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June 19, 2018