Automated Road Quality Surveys: Superior and Cost Effective

In collaboration with DFiD and the Department of Roads (DoR) Zanzibar, N/LAB is investigating methods combining remote sensing (drone/satellite imagery) and applied machine learning methods to automate the assessment of low volume road conditions. Traditionally […]

International Journal of Geographical Information Science

N/LAB PhD student Paul Brindley’s paper: Generating Vague Neighbourhoods through Data Mining of Passive Web Data, accepted into the International Journal of Geographical Information Science last month is now available online. The paper is available […]

Understanding Complex Big Data

Today work jointly undertaken by the Human Factors Research Group at the University of Nottingham and N/LAB’s Dr. James Goulding was presented at Ergonomics & Human Factors 2017. The presented work focused on a study into […]

Korea Green Innovation Days: Dar es Salaam 2017

Last week Dr. Gavin Smith (N/LAB) was is in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and presented results from the project Generating Geo-demographic Data from CDR Data: Mobility at the Korea Green Innovation Days. The event brought together leaders […]

NetMob 2017

N/LAB PhD student Gregor Engelmann recently presented at NetMob 2017. The work, titled Social Good: Estimating population behaviour to describe activity-based land-use in emerging economies using mobile phone event series, is joint work with N/LAB researchers Dr. […]

International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)

This week N/LAB attended ICDM in Barcelona, presenting work by Dr. James Goulding (N/LAB), Dr. Simon Preston (School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham) and Dr. Gavin Smith (N/LAB). The paper, titled Event Series Prediction via […]

Policy Presentation: World Bank, Washington USA

Thanks to the Learning, Leadership and Innovation Operations Manager Rob Baker and Ardash Desai, Unit Manager, for inviting us to Washington for a Brown Bag Lunch, to demonstrate the Neodem team’s research to the innovation […]

Academic Presentation: AMA Winter Conference

Today Gavin presented some of our work at the American Marketing Association Winter Marketing Academic Conference in Las Vegas, USA. The paper, entitled “Temporal Topic Modelling for Big Retail Data” (Dr G Smith, Dr J. […]

Partnership with Ipsos

We are pleased to have started a collaboration with Ipsos in East Africa. Our research collaboration will involve the sharing of omnibus surveys for Tanzania that will provide valuable output futures for training demographic prediction […]

Computer Vision in collaboration with IBM Research, Kenya

Following the Neodemographic’s project’s support for drone mapping in East Africa, we are now exploring the potential of using Machine Vision to analyse the resulting high-resolution maps. To achieve this we will be collaborating with […]