Data Science Campus Projects

Our Data Science Campus projects in their project life-cycle stage.

18 Complete

Projects we have completed and handed over to the stakeholder.

DSC-85 UN Global Platform - Mapping the urban forest

Big Data Computer Vision Deep Learning Environment Geospatial Java Open Data Python

Following up from our recent Mapping the urban forest research, this short-term project aims to deploy our image processing pipeline on to Algorithmia - a distributed computing environment used by the UN Global Platform project.

DSC-64 Evaluating calorie intake

bailey-r Health Stata

This research explored novel data sources that could help improve the accuracy of official statistics on calorie consumption from food. The analysis focused on the use of biometric data to statistically re-calibrate estimates derived from national survey data.

DSC-50 Synthetic data using generative models

cu-noyvirt louisanolan David-Pugh joshicha Yiannis20 Assimilation Better Statistics Big Data Computer Vision DataViz Deep Learning Economics Efficient Operations External-Gov Health Improved Evidence ONS Open Data Optimisation Python Social Synthetic Data Time Series

The project involves the generation of synthetic data using machine learning to replace real data for the purpose of data processing and, potentially, analysis. This is particularly useful in cases where the real data are sensitive (for example, microdata, medical records, def...

DSC-46 How green is your street?

garethpryce DataViz Environment

A collaboration led by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Visual team which uses vegetation index data produced by the Mapping the urban forest project to produce a data journalism and visualisation output. The short-term project will explore novel ways to visualise the ...

DSC-40 Improving garden green space statistics

bonhamc sonjW IanGrimstead Better Statistics Big Data Commercial Data Computer Vision Deep Learning Environment Geospatial Improved Evidence ONS Python

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes a regular statistic on natural capital, including estimates of natural land or green space in the UK. Currently, these figures assume all residential garden space is green. This project will generate a more accurate estimate o...

DSC-14 Public transport access to services

mshodge jlathamONS Better Statistics DataViz External-Gov Geospatial ONS Open Data R Social

An inability to access services can have negative health and economic effects by increasing social isolation and limiting job prospects. The Data Science Campus (DSC) worked with the Welsh Government to produce a R package called propeR, which uses multimodal (private and publ...

DSC-28 Understanding characteristics of high growth firms

sonjW David-Pugh Commercial Data Economics Efficient Operations External-Gov NLP Python

Through this work the Campus is supporting the Data Enabled Change Accelerator (DECA) project led by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which aims to identify the characteristics of businesses with high growth potential. The Campus is explorin...

DSC-24 Classification of financial services

cu-noyvirt Admin Data Better Statistics Classical ML Economics External-Other ONS Scala Spark Survey Data

This project explores whether it is possible to classify financial corporations to their detailed Standard Industry Classification 2007 (SIC2007) using data on their financial assets and liabilities, and other firm-level information. The project makes use of a number of unique...

DSC-21 Mapping the urban forest

Big Data Computer Vision DataViz Deep Learning Environment Geospatial Open Data

In collaboration with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Natural Capital team, we have developed an experimental computer vision method for estimating the density of trees and vegetation present at 10 metres resolution along the road network for all 112 major towns and c...

DSC-13 Risk factors for loneliness

JazzGrimsley Big Data Health Help Wanted NLP Python

Determining the risk factors for loneliness across the UK with good geography. Loneliness is a perception that is hard to measure directly. Our approach is using health data as an outcome measure of loneliness and treating loneliness as a hidden variable.

DSC-23 Improving the ONS search engine

user624086 thanasions lanthao2018 NLP Python R Time Series

We investigate challenges related to the site search function of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website and make recommendations on possible improvements. Although there is a wealth of literature on search engine optimisation (SEO), most solutions are designed for c...

4 in Dissemination

Projects in handover stage to the stakeholder.

DSC-12 Estimating housing conditions and energy efficiency

sonjW Admin Data Big Data Deep Learning External-Gov Health Improved Evidence Open Data Python Social

The Welsh Government are trying to improve the evidence base they use for supporting policies in housing, energy efficiency and fuel poverty. Currently, evidence on housing conditions has relied on data from the Living in Wales Property Survey 2008 which can no longer represen...

3 in Delivery

Projects in delivery stage.

DSC-107 Payments data for public good

louisanolan Big Data Economics Time Series

The Campus and Barclays are working together on developing payments data for public good. Payments data is one of the top 3 sought-after data sources for economic statistics. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has seconded staff into Barclays to explore the data, and wh...

DSC-72 Data science for NICE guidance

user624086 thanasions jlathamONS IanGrimstead RHenstra-Hill Commercial Data Deep Learning Efficient Operations External-Gov Health NLP Python

This project targets the ongoing ‘surveillance’ of guidance recommendations through the following search functionality: Given a recommendation, retrieve similar or related recommendations Given a set of keywords, retrieve related recommendations Given a set of keywords, retri...

3 in Discovery

Projects in discovery stage (note: projects must pass discovery to go to delivery stage).