Blogs

  • Jean Golding Institute Showcase 2022
    The Digital Footprints Lab was invited to participate in the Jean Golding Institute (JGI) Data & AI Showcase 2022 on the 7th of June 2022. The Showcase was the flagship event of JGI and discussed the latest development in data science, computational social science, and artificial intelligence, with a mix of high-profile speakers, exhibitions, workshops, and interactive displays. Over 300 guests attended the Showcase, including academic researchers and practitioners in both business and governmental bodies, and explored the impacts of data-intensive research. Dr Anya Skatova and Dr Neo Poon were among the exhibitors who illustrated the use of massive transactional data to examine the long-term shopping patterns of […]
  • Big Tent Ideas Festival 
    On Saturday the 11th of June 2022 Bristol hosted Big Tent Ideas Festival attended by around 850 people. It brought together politicians, including sitting members of parliament, medical practitioners, journalists, artists, scientists, health campaigners and the general public to talk and debate about pressing issues facing society. Anya was invited to be a part of an expert panel (chaired by Lord Andrew Lansley) who discussed the challenges that the NHS and public health sector faces post COVID, and what lessons were learned from the pandemic that can be taken forward to improve health services of the future. This insightful session covered many issues that became apparent during the […]
  • Shopping Trolley Secrets! Engaging with the public at We The Curious
    On the 4th and 5th of December 2021, we had the fantastic opportunity to host an event in the Open City Lab at We The Curious, the science and educational centre in Bristol.  ‘Shopping Trolley Secrets’ provided visitors with the chance to visit researchers in the Lab and engage with a real-life research project. Younger visitors could fill their shopping baskets with their favourite food and come and talk to researchers about their choices. Visitors were also asked to imagine what kind of stories their loyalty card could tell about their health and to envisage how their shopping history data could be  used for health research. We talked […]