Stay Happy: Understanding Urban Wellbeing Using a Behavioural Machine Learning Approach

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Economics

Abstract

Recent advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have created opportunities for the public sector to increase citizens' wellbeing by better understanding their preferences. Machine learning, a subfield of computer science, is a valuable tool to understand consumer/user preferences, including those relevant to urban development and urban service provision. Indeed, it can help to create new urban value propositions by applying data-driven approaches to urban business modelling. Machine learning algorithms in the urban domain provide valuable insights to policymakers. While the existing methodology produces models that can explain some data well, it can be improved by incorporating mathematical modelling from Decision and Behavioural Science to better capture the behavioural component of urban wellbeing.

Research in behavioural science offers models of individual decision-making that generate accurate predictions, and yet these models are not usually applied to large datasets; they are used on small amounts of data obtained through decision-making experiments. Understanding how behavioural science models can enrich existing machine learning to improve the personalisation of urban services - and by doing so increase citizen satisfaction - is the focus of the proposed research programme.

Our programme will address urban wellbeing through: an innovative approach to data analytics, Behavioural Machine Learning (BML); the creation of new urban policies as a result of improved personalisation; and the interaction with data (including self-generated data by citizens as well as citizen data by businesses and policymakers) in day-to-day decision-making. The proposed research involves large datasets collected from field experiments as well as publicly available data, the former particularly focused on the complex and large datasets that capture individual citizen characteristics and wellbeing.

Our programme is innovative because it: (a) broadens and integrates research in behavioural science, data analytics, computer science, and human-data interaction (HDI); (b) examines decision design for complex data-driven urban decisions that involve datasets with low informativeness, very large datasets which are difficult to manage, and noisy data; and (c) focuses on how the data is used by citizens, businesses, and policymakers.

It will have a broad impact in several ways. Firstly, we will work directly with multiple stakeholders to generate solutions that have practical implications for creating new urban policies in practice with measurable benefits. Secondly, its research outputs will suggest improved participatory modes for analysis and presentation of different types of data in the digital economy more generally. Its third value is methodological, as we offer a model of close collaboration and integration for social and natural sciences research. As a result of this project, qualitative and quantitative researchers will better understand the limits and possibilities of the other's methodology, leading to better and more applicable interdisciplinary research. A final impact is on general education in science: blending social and natural science enriches and motivates students of all ages, as well as the members of the general public.

Planned Impact

Beyond academia, beneficiaries will include: (1) citizens; (2) businesses; (3) the public sector; and (4) data analysts.

(1) Citizens: The proposed research will suggest ways to improve the personalisation of city services and thus urban lifestyles, which, through the creation of new services and environments, will benefit citizens because they will receive more personalised urban services, improved experiences, better communication, and more convenient delivery options. All these improvements will positively impact citizens' wellbeing, allowing them to engage with their self-generated urban data in more optimal ways and make 'better' (more optimal) decisions, which would increase their quality of life.

(2) Businesses: This project will provide a practical tool in the form of a ready-to-use BML repository, which would propose ways of anticipating future citizens' needs/wants through BML and resulting improvements in personalisation and new business models for urban environments. Urban product and service providers will be able to use the repository to increase citizen satisfaction. This, in turn, will increase business profitability through optimising data analytics and personalisation and offering better value-for-money to citizens. Businesses which may particularly benefit from this research are in such sectors as architecture and development, landscape design, energy, etc.

(3) Policymakers: The research results will offer new ways in which policymakers can use data and citizens can engage with their self-generated urban data. This will produce useful policy recommendations as to how the interactions between citizens, urban services, and data could be regulated and supported by the public sector.

(4) Data analysts: Data analysts will benefit from the new analytical methodology developed within BML.

Our impact and outreach efforts will focus on the following:

(1) Citizens: Our project will engage citizens through experiments. All experimental participants will receive educational feedback after each study. As a result, consumers will be informed about how to engage with their self-generated data more effectively, make 'better' decisions to improve their wellbeing. This will be facilitated through blog posts on the project's website, http://behavioural-analytics.com. Outreach to the general public and wider society will be accomplished through working with the press offices at UoB and Turing as well as via the use of social media (particularly, the dedicated YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RadUEnNYrbdZW5nTVFsUw).

(2) Businesses: We will work with Project Partner, HATDeX, and with City-REDI (UoB) as well as with the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC, University of Warwick), for existing capacity and connections in the private sector to design meaningful tests of BML.

(3) Policymakers: As a lead researcher on several smart city projects, the PI will involve policymakers (particularly long-term partners Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority) in BML discussions through regular meetings. Online and printed publicity materials will be designed to attract attention to the issues related to the project. Papers produced by the team will suggest policy implications of our results.

(4) Data analysts will be able to use the BML-repository as a practical tool, as the research team will make all analytical innovations and codes for all BML methods available via the project website, http://behavioural-analytics.com. Data analysts will also be invited to share their own modelling approaches and codes via the repository to facilitate feedback between the research team and practitioners working in data analytics.
 
Title Happiness in Cities Festival Exhibition 
Description Within the frame of my project, I have organised the Happiness in Cities week-long festival in October 2019.Using an example of the city of Birmingham, the Happiness in Cities Festival tried to understand how different communities across Birmingham contribute to the city's development and how this diversity can help us build happier cities. The Festival featured many different events as well as the Art of Happiness in Cities Exhibition - a custom photo exhibition produced (free of charge) especially for this event by the local art photographer Alexander Kharlamov. The festival featured a number of events: workshops, performances, student competition, but it also produced a unique photo exhibition, which reached over 2,000 people regionally. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The exhibition raised awareness among the general public about how inclusivity and diversity can increase happiness in cities. According to the United Nations, 68% of the world population will live in urban areas by 2050. Yet, modern cities still fail to maximize people's potential. Using the city of Birmingham as an example, the Happiness in Cities project aims to understand how different communities across Birmingham contribute to the city's development and how this diversity can help us build happier cities. Each day of the festival took place in the Lloyd Room at the University of Birmingham Edgbaston Park Hotel within a unique photographic exhibition inspired by the Happiness in Cities Project. The Art of Happiness in Cities Exhibition has been produced by Alexander Kharlamov using Film Photography & Silver Gelatin Fine Printing. The exhibition featured many different communities from all parts of Birmingham to showcase diversity, inclusivity and multi-cultural vibrancy of city and highlighted how this diversity contributed to the increased happiness. Follow the link below to see the Happiness in Cities Festival report. 
URL https://www.turingatbirmingham.org/post/the-happiness-in-cities-festival-2019-report
 
Description The project developed across 3 main use cases: (1) time perception and wellbeing in application to cities; (2) responsible business and wellbeing in cities; (3) wellbeing and security in urban context. So far, I have published 4 methodological papers addressing different aspects of behavioural data science modelling which helped to inform further work within the frame of this project. Published papers addressed risk perceptions and wellbeing of parents in urban contexts across two countries (UK and Ukraine); developed new methodological approach to map global citizens' preferences in risky, uncertain, complex and noisy environments; addressed the methodological approaches to third sector activities within cities; as well as explored how diversity and inclusion impact happiness. This work laid foundations for the main part of the project where I am using the methodology of Anthropomorphic Learning (based on the synergy between decision theory and machine learning) to better predict human behaviour in urban contexts. Currently the work on development and testing of the Anthropomorphic Learning approach is on-going. Yet, it has already led to promising results, resulting in 3 working paper (all under review in reputable peer-refereed journals). I have released the first version of Behavioural Data Science Repository for Urban Applications at the end of 2019, and currently revise it to include comments and suggestions from colleagues and scholars working on urban analytics. Updated repository is due to be released at the end of 2020. The project has also produced an interesting spin-off in the domain of cybersecurity of cities where the Anthropomorphic Learning approach may be particularly useful and valuable. The project has already generated further funding which will be spent to address the problem of citizen satisfaction with financial services within urban areas. In October 2019, I have organised a site visit to Birmingham from the Turing team, where my work on urban wellbeing was showcased to the University of Birmingham as well as to Turing. I have also organised a week-long Festival for the general public, which included an art exhibition; an inclusivity and leadership event; an industrial event on services in the city; an academic urban analytics workshop as well as student competition (please, see details here: https://www.turingatbirmingham.org/post/the-happiness-in-cities-festival-2019-report). The exhibition was developed by the local artist for free and over 2,000 citizens were reached by the Festival locally, attracting attention to the urban wellbeing issues. From September to December 2019 we have also worked closely with HSBC on increasing customer wellbeing and we are currently in preparation of a paper on customer sentiment and financial services. In January 2020, I have received the TechWomen100 award for my contributions to AI and urban science.
Exploitation Route The outputs of my current research are useful not only to cities but also to third sector and members of general public. Current research informs decision making of cities (in the way they should incorporate behavioural factors into their strategy); third sector (as my research suggests ways in which these organisations can deliver better urban services and develop more successful fundraising campaigns) as well as general public (as they can better understand their risk preference and biases which prevent them from making more optimal decisions). I am going to complete building the Behavioural Data Science Repository for Urban Applications which will provide practical decision support tools to different stakeholders of the project.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Retail,Security and Diplomacy,Transport,Other

URL https://www.inclusionai.org/
 
Description The methodology of Anthropomorphic Learning has been successfully tested in several environments. Specifically, the methodology was applied to improve citizen's decision making in the context of urban and retail services. Preliminary testing shows that suggestions generated by the decision support systems based on Anthropomorphic Learning is associated with much higher citizen satisfaction rates (72-86%) compared with systems based on Machine Learning (33-54%) and Deep Learning (43-59%). Applications of Behavioural Data Science modelling which resulted from the project are also of particular interest to policy makers who are engaged in cybersecurity decision making. Safe Cities modelling which emerged from this project has already attracted attention of the Metropolitan Police as well as other stakeholders. In 2019-2020, the Anthropomorphic Learning approach was tested in three use cases: (1) time perceptions and wellbeing; (2) responsible business and wellbeing; (3) wellbeing and security - all in application to urban contexts. The results are promising: 4 papers were written on methodology and 3 papers were written on applications, which are currently under review in reputable journals. I am currently trying to explore how the impact from my findings could be better achieved in these 3 domains.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Keynote Address on Cybersecurity of Cities at the "Secure Cities - Human Behaviours" Public Debate organised by the London Metropolitan Police
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact On February 26, 2019 the Metropolitan Police hosted a public debate on "Secure Cities - Human Behaviours". The event was attended by representatives of police, defence institutions as well as policy makers. The goal of the event was to raise awareness amongst police and policy makers about current behavioural science methodologies in application to safe cities. My presentation educated policy makers about new methodologies and was a subject of a public discussion.
 
Description Using AI and Behavioural Insights to Optimize Complaint Resolution for Better Service Delivery
Amount £33,827 (GBP)
Organisation HSBC Bank plc 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 10/2019
 
Description Value in a Smart City Context: New Business Models for Sustainable Urban Environments
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 09/2018
 
Title Anthropomorphic Learning 
Description The Anthropomorphic Learning approach is a synergy between decision theory methodology and machine learning. It is fully tractable, explainable, requires relatively small training sets and generally predicts with higher accuracy than existing machine learning or deep learning algorithms (according to preliminary test results). 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We have not observed impacts yet as the methodology is still being developed. 
 
Title Behavioural Data Science Repository for Urban Applications 
Description The repository represents a collection of data on global urban preferences as well as toolbox of useful decision support methods for different stakeholders. In 2019 a preliminary version of the repository was released via https://www.inclusionai.org/ (the tool, which I have developed for this purpose). I have since received many comments and suggestions from the urban data science community. During 2019, I will incorporate these comments and release the new version of the repository at the end of 2020. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Preliminary version of the repository was released at the end of 2019, it is currently being restructured and revised to include comments and suggestions from academic community. Currently the repository is hosted at https://www.inclusionai.org/, but I am considering to open a separate domain for the repository. 
URL https://www.inclusionai.org/
 
Description Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network (AIIN) Keynote Address on Behavioural Science and Artificial Intelligence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I have presented my work on Behavioural Science and AI at the AIIN event in London. The talk sparkled many debates around hybrid modelling approaches and the value added by behavioural science in AI modelling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at1mXnRClMY
 
Description DREAM CDT Keynote Address: Understanding Risk and (Cyber) Security of Cities through Human Behaviour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote address at the DREAM CDT on security of cities was attended by 40 postgraduate students, academics and practitioners. Future collaborations were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/EmmanouilTranos/status/1108691184522838016/photo/1
 
Description Invited Lecture at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On February 18-24, 2019 I visited Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Department of Management to establish collaboration and work on a joint project with Dr Yevgen Bogodistov: https://www.frankfurt-school.de/home/research/staff/Yevgen-Bogodistov Dr Bogodistov and I started to work on a joint paper "Urban Wellbeing and Sustainable Business". On February 19th, 2019 Professor Pogrebna also gave a research seminar for the faculty of the Department of Management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Return visit for Dr Bogodistov to the University of Birmingham is planned for 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Talk at Tilburg University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact On April 19-28, 2019 I visited Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam) and Tilburg University (Tilburg). During her visit, I established collaborations with Prof Philipp Koellinger (https://research.vu.nl/en/persons/philipp-koellinger) as well as Dr Spyros Angelopoulos (https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/staff/s-angelopoulos) As a result of this visit, the work on the paper "Urban Wellbeing and Time Perceptions" started in April 2019. I also gave two research seminars at Tilburg University - one to students at the Department of Management on October 23, 2019 and the other - to faculty at the School of Economics and Management on October 24, 2019. Since April 2019, Dr Amgelopoulos visited the University of Birmingham in May 2019 and in October 2019. A visit from Prof Koellinger is planned for 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Talk: University of Haifa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I travelled to the University of Haifa, School of Political Sciences to establish collaboration with the local team - Professor Michael Gross, Professor Daphna Canetti and their PhD students. I gave a talk at the University of Haifa on November 6, 2019 on urban wellbeing, sentiment and security of cities. The visit was scheduled from November 2nd to November 8th, 2019. University of Haifa covered the cost of accommodation in Haifa, transfer from and to Ben Guiron airport in Tel Aviv, as well as subsistence costs. The Alan Turing Institute covered the cost of local UK travel from Birmingham to London and back. Joint project on security and wellbeing in cities is planned with the Haifa researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Address at The Institution of Engineering and Technology Conference on Behavioural Science in Transport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ganna Pogrebna gave a keynote talk at the Behavioural Science in Transport Event organised on November 5, 2018 by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London (UK). The talk title was "Behavioural Aspects of the Cybersecurity of Transport". The event was attended by policy makers, practitioners, academics, students, and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theiet.org/events/documents/bst-presentations.cfm
 
Description Keynote Address at the 2018 FintechTalents Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I have presented new methodologies (synergies between AI and decision theory) at the FintechTalents 2018 Conference in London. The talk covered application to financial services within the city. There was a high interest from businesses as a result of that event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.fintechtalents.com/
 
Description Keynote Address at the Google AI Services Workshop in Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 500 Google AI data scientists attended Google Service summit in 2018 in Dublin, where I showcased my current algorithmic work on synergies between machine learning and decision theory models in application to urban environments. My method of "anthropomorphic learning" - enhanced machine learning algorithm which allows to predict human behaviour using relatively small training sets through a tractable and explainable model has attracted a lot of attention and response from Google analysts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Address at the Warwick Behavioural Science Summit Roundtable on New Methods in Behavioural Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Over 100 students, policy makers and business practitioners attended the Warwick Behavioural Summit where I presented my methodology of anthropomorphic learning in application to predicting behaviour in urban context. There was a lot of interest to my work from businesses as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Talk on Data Science and City Services at the Turing Social Sciences Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented my work in progress on ,modelling optimal city services at the Turing Social Sciences Workshop in London. The audience engaged with me afterwards about different methodologies covered in the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote on Behavioural Data Science at Turing-HSBC Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I presented my work on Behavioural Data Science (including applications to urban science) at the Turing-HSBC Event in London. The talk and the podcast became very popular and I have received many request for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoLL906SnLk
 
Description Presentation at the 7th International Conference on Business Servitization (ICBS 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented my research on Anthropomorphic Learning and city services at the ICBS 2018 Conference in Portugal. The talk generated a lot of interest to new modelling techniques among scientists and business practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.servitization.org/p/home.html
 
Description Presentation at the Foundations of Risk and Utility Conference in York 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I have presented my concept of Anthropomorphic Learning in application to urban decision making at the Foundations of Risk and Utility (FUR) Conference at York. FUR conference is a global decision theory forum and the most prestigious conference in decision and behavioural science. The audience commented on learning about new ways in which urban decisions could be modelled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.furconference.org/fur-2018/
 
Description Presentation at the IAREP-SABE 2018 Conference in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 200 people attended IAREP-SABE conference in London, where I presented my work on cybersecurity in application to urban decision making. My session attracted a lot of attention and Cyber Domain Specific Scale which I presented at the conference was widely discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://economics.mdx.ac.uk/sabe-2018/program/
 
Description Presentation at the Royal Economic Society Conference 2018 at the University of Sussex 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I have presented my work on risk perceptions in application to urban decision making at the Royal Economic Society Conference 2018. Presented methodology generated a lot of interest from fellow economists from all around the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://editorialexpress.com/conference/RESConf2018/program/RESConf2018.html
 
Description Research Applications and Methods for Economics and Transport Studies (RAMETS) Keynote Address: Smart Cities, Happiness and Transport 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 40 people attended the workshop (postgraduate students, academics, practitioners and industry representatives). One on-going research collaborations with Dr Charisma Choudhury emerged from this activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.res.org.uk/events-page/research-applications-and-methods-in-economics-and-transport-stud...
 
Description SAGE Publishing Filming for the SAGE Data Science Repository 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In collaboration with the SAGE publishing I have filmed a tutorial on Anthropomorphic Learning which will become a part of the SAGE Data Science Online Repository (to be released in 2019). The Repository will have global reach and I have already received requests for further information from several viewers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sage.figshare.com/
 
Description Talk at the Resilient Cities group at the University of Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 60 people attended my talk on "Smart Cities and New Analytics" at the University of Birmingham. I have presented several research strands I am working on within my fellowship project. The audience commented on the new behavioural approach to modelling behaviour within cities and reported changed attitudes towards modelling approaches for urban science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on Time Perceptions and Urban Wellbeing at the Urban Analytics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Around 50 people attended the workshop. Industrial partners (Aecom in particular) are currently in discussion with me about potential projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/departments/economics/events/2019/10/urban-analytics-w...
 
Description The Turing Roundtable on Understanding, Measuring and Improving Wellbeing at Scale 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I co-organized a roundtable on Understanding, Measuring and Improving Wellbeing at Scale at the Warwick Behavioural Science Summit on June 20, 2019. Over 100 people attended the roundtable. Interest from many organisations working on city services at Birmingham and Coventry was registered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://warwickbit.wordpress.com/speakers/
 
Description Turing at Birmingham Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The University of Birmingham hosted the Alan Turing Institute Director and CEO, Sir Adrian Smith, and members of the Institute's senior management team, including: Dr Donna Brown (Director of Academic Engagement), Professor Mark Briers (Programme Director, Defence and Security Programme), Professor Chris Holmes (Programme Director, Health & Medical Sciences Programme), Dr Lukasz Szpruch (Programme Director, Finance and Economics Programme), Professor Jon Rowe (Programme Director, Data Science for Science Programme), and Dr Theo Damoulas (Deputy Programme Director, Data Centric Engineering Programme). The event also featured a showcase of the University of Birmingham AI projects: Ganna Pogrebna (Turing University Lead for the University of Birmingham), Dr Iain Styles (School of Computer Science, Turing Fellow), Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier (Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, Turing Fellow), Professor Sylvie Delacroix (Birmingham Law School, Turing Fellow), and Dr Luisa Orsini (School of Biosciences, Turing Fellow) gave an overview of the cutting-edge data science research at the University of Birmingham. One of the speakers was Dr Emmanouil Tranos (University of Bristol, Turing Fellow), who talked about urban analytics research at the Alan Turing Institute, the University of Birmingham and the University of Bristol. Ganna Pogrebna also presented on urban analytics. Feedback has been very positive from both the Institute and the University. For more details and a brief video from the event, see the link below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.turingatbirmingham.org/post/turing-birmingham-day-report-and-newsletter-october-17th-201...
 
Description UCAS Invited Talk: Behavioural Data Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 20 UCAS workers as well as representatives of DSTL attended the talk. The talk was recorded and is currently available on YouTube. The talk let to further discussions of potential joint projects with UCAS as well as DSTL (conversations are still on-going).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9EXEr0IAyc