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Paid Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students

The NERC SENSE Centre for Doctoral Training is currently advertising ten paid summer internships for undergraduate students with supervisory teams at the University of Edinburgh and University of Leeds. These internships will allow talented individuals to explore how using satellite data and machine learning/AI techniques can monitor and attempt to tackle environmental problems. These internships

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Union Data named as a finalist in the British Data Awards 2021

The Data Lab are delighted to learn that Edinburgh-based Union Data has been shortlisted in a national award for the work it has completed on behalf of Worldwide Cancer Research. The specialist data company is part of our TORCH Supplier Network and offers data services including data analytics and customer profiling, data audits and marketing

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Using smart meter data for remote monitoring of vulnerable residents

Smart meters are being trialed as a form of remote monitoring to flag up possible causes for concern for elderly and disabled people living in their own homes. We are working on this ground-breaking trial led by The University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, in partnership with housing care specialist Blackwood Homes and Care, which

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Mini Milestones – a year of working from home

I’ve asked the Teams in TDL to tell me about their achievements for the year of working from home – both from a business perspective and if there are any personal achievements that they are proud of. So, here they are to share with you… When lockdown and working from home started, I think a

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Starting a new job with The Data Lab during a pandemic: 1 year later

A year today, our newly-launched TORCH Business Advisory Service welcomed two new employees to the team – Lauren Spark and Sarah Mackenzie. The ladies joined The Data Lab on the very first day of the official Government lockdown and, as a result, became accidental guinea pigs for our new virtual on boarding process. As they

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