School of Computing research project receives £980k EPSRC grant

The QuantiCode project led by Dr Roy Ruddle, from the School of Computing, has been awarded with a research grant of £980k from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The three year project is a collaboration that involves University of Leeds academics from five disciplines, listed below:

• Dr Roy Ruddle – School of Computing
• Dr Jan Palczewski & Dr Georgios Aivaliotis – School of Mathematics
• Prof Mark Birkin – School of Geography
• Prof Sir Alex Markham & Prof Justin Keen – Faculty of Medicine & Health
• Prof Chris Megone & Dr Kevin Macnish – Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied

The project has been funded under the EPSRC Making Sense of Data call, which is part of the Towards an Intelligent Information Infrastructure (TI3) cross-ICT priority. QuantiCode’s aim is to develop novel data mining and visualization tools and techniques, which will transform people’s ability to analyse quantitative and coded longitudinal data. Such data are common in many sectors (e.g., health and retail).

The project brings together experts in statistics, modelling, visualization, user evaluation and ethics, and is based in the new £15m Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), which houses the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre and the MRC Medical Bioinformatics Centre. The project involves collaboration with seven local/ national organisations from industry and the public sector, which are providing use cases, and are helping the project team to establish detailed requirements and evaluate the tools.