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Generating Insights from Big Data

The analysis of ‘Big Data’ is one of the main challenges faced today by both academia and industry. The project titled Value Enhancement for Data from Assets & Transactions (VEDAT), which was carried out in partnership with the ASAP group in the School of Computer Science aimed to “provide tools that enable intelligent, predictive modelling …

HGV Incident Hotspot Analysis

Hot spot identification (HSID) problems are present across several domains, such as health care, security, maintenance, energy or transport. A hot spot can be defined as an area with high likelihood of occurrence for a certain event. In public health care, algorithms to determine hot spots could be employed for early detection of locations of …

Police interactions and interventions with suspects flagged as experiencing mental health problems

Interactions between individuals experiencing mental health (MH) problems and the police are complex, and effectiveness of innovative support and diversion models in England and Wales not yet fully evaluated. Researchers in the University of Nottingham examined police interactions with suspects and measured the immediate effectiveness of police/NHS MH interventions. Data on police interactions with suspects …

Helping to find the UK’s best HGV driver

The hotspot analysis and HGV driver profiling work also contributed to Microlise’s Driver of the Year competition which recognises the UK’s most talented HGV drivers. Data analysis undertaken by members of the Digital Research Service generates an initial shortlist of fifteen drivers in each of the three categories – short, medium and long-distance drivers. The …

Development of a computational platform to support the use of Genome Wide Association Studies

Post by Dr. Philip Quinlan, Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC) The Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC) provides world-leading data analysis expertise, and can assist in developing analytical processes and pipelines. We are currently working in conjunction with the ‘Crops for the Future’ Research Centre at the University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus to develop a computational platform to …