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Read the latest news and blogs from The Data Lab and Scotland’s data science community.

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

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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Creative Informatics logo - with image of Scottish opera performance

Funding Opportunity: Could you use £20k of funding to help leading Scottish music organisations change their tune?

Four of Scotland’s best known music and performing arts organisations are looking for creative entrepreneurs to collaborate with them on projects that could transform the way they work and produce exciting new audience experiences. Scottish Opera, Scottish Ensemble, Drake Music Scotland and Pianodrome have been selected to take part in Creative Informatics Challenge Projects. Funding

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Digitech phd placements

Digitech PhD industrial placements

Driving entrepreneurship and innovation using data The Data Lab have been selected as partners to deliver on The Data Driven Entrepreneurship (DDE), PhD placement programme. The DDE PhD work placements, is one of eleven projects, financed by the Scottish Funding Council and DDI, with the aim to drive innovation and entrepreneurship using data. The Digitech

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MSc Success Stories: Stuart Watt and SM Abdullah Ferdous at CNRI

MSc Success Stories: Stuart Watt and SM Abdullah Ferdous at CNRI

Stuart Watt, 26, and SM Abdullah Ferdous, 34, joined The Data Lab MSc programme in September 2019, undertaking an MSc in Data Science at Robert Gordon University, and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Aberdeen, respectively. In the summer of 2020, both students completed separate, 12-week remote placements with CNR International (CNRI),

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