Prizes for Geographic Data Science MSc Students
The ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre hold their annual conference in association with the Demographics User Group (DUG) meeting held each October at the Royal Society. During the conference Alex Singleton presented results from a number of the CDRC indicator projects; including those developed within GDSL including our retail centre definitions and catchments; and new area classifications describing both the health contexts of areas and also internet user engagement.
A further highlight included the award of two runners up dissertation prizes to Liverpool students who have been enrolled on the MSc Geographic Data Science over the past year.
Runner up: Christian Tonge and Movement Strategies
An exploration of mobile data: towards proximity based passenger sensing on public transport
The judges felt that the two runner projects were great examples of dissertation programme from a commercial perspective. Both Christian Tonge and Jon Haycox explored new techniques and data sources that will have future consequences.
Christian Tonge’s project which examined the opportunities presented by New Forms of Data for understanding human mobility patterns. Such analysis is increasingly important as we seek to exploit the potential of New Forms of Data.
Runner up: Jon Haycox and E.ON
Electric vehicle charge point placement optimisation
The judges said that Jon Haycox’s project was forward-thinking, on a topic which is going to increasingly interest to academics and practitioners alike. The thesis was well constructed and incorporated a broad range of techniques and data. Again, great to see use of open-source tools project where charging points represent a significant potential change in behaviour, so it requires imagination to be able to use existing data constructively.
Prizes were awarded by Lord David Willets….