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Opening of the WISC Seminar Series with Professor Alexander Singleton

We are delighted to announce that Professor Alexander Singleton from the Geographic Data Science Lab of the University of Liverpool will open this term's WISC Seminar Series next week:

Professor Alexander Singleton, University of Liverpool:

alex_singleton.jpgHow Data Philanthropy Can Help Us Understand Contemporary Urban Environments

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 16:00, Ramphal Building, R0.03

Abstract: Cities are awash with data that provide partial and fleeting glimpses into human activities and their contexts. Unlike many of those traditional sources of data that have been used to provide insight about population attributes and human behaviour, data are often located within the commercial sector and have limited degrees of access. Data Philanthropy provides a model for the more egalitarian access to such data. This talk focuses on the operationalisation of this concept within a UK context through case studies developed at the Geographic Data Science Lab.

Snacks and refreshments will be served! Please sign-up before attending, to assist us in managing numbers and to avoid food waste:

Please find an overview of all upcoming Seminars published online: For further information, please contact Dr René Westerholt ( or Dr João Porto de Albuquerque (