Fusion Data Science Sponsors PhD Research Project at University of Liverpool

CHESTER, UK. Fusion Data Science is proud to sponsor one of the 2019 ESRC Centre for Data Analytics and Society PhD projects based in the world renowned Geographic Data Science Laboratory at the University of Liverpool.

‘The Geodemographics of British Streets’ PhD project will develop a method that creates a public geodemographic classification; that in addition to utilising the best of open data; couple these with other data sources and generate more timely and accurate measures of populations and their contexts. The project will develop innovative techniques that utilise street geometry in their specification, estimation and testing; as the site for social interaction and the construction of neighbourhoods.

Liverpool Block geometries.

This is a great opportunity to work at the cutting edge of Geographic Data Science utilising the latest AI techniques, and GPU technology, on very large geospatial datasets including LiDAR and satellite imagery.

As part of its contribution, Fusion Data Science will provide the successful student with full access to the Mesh database together with our innovative Spatia® fast 3D analysis and query engine which now integrates with NVIDIA’s new RAPIDS GPU accelerated data science platform.

LiDAR point cloud, colourised with Spatia using Copernicus Sentinel satellite imagery

The ESRC projects are all partnered with an external organisation, giving students the opportunity to work closely with industry or public sector bodies.

Applications are open to graduates from a wide range of backgrounds with interests in how data can be used to address social science questions using statistical or predictive techniques. Successful candidates will work with a multi-disciplinary team of supervisors as well as having the opportunity to work with external partners on real life problems.

The programme runs over four years, an MSc in Data Analytics over the first two years providing the student with the foundation skills needed to complete the research project as part of the PhD.

Read the announcement on the University of Liverpool website

Further details and application form on the CDT website