Cities are centres of culture, innovation and growth: they generate an enormous amount of data, which is used by modellers and data scientists to create solutions to modern challenges. Our urban analytics experts work with key decision makers, public bodies and businesses to create advanced models that transform this wealth of data into key insights, driving a smarter future for urban life.
If you have an enquiry about the urban analytics research theme, please contact Professor Ed Manley.
Pioneering impact in urban settings
Many of our researchers are based in the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy, the Institute of Transport Studies, and Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. If you would like to discuss an area of research in more detail, please contact the individual staff member.
Government agents, key decision-makers and planners are transforming essential systems and services as a result of sophisticated analytical insight developed by Dr Nik Lomax.More on Transforming infrastructure, planning and policy
Policing forces, political scientists, and transport planners are using bespoke data visualisation tools developed by Dr Roger Beecham. His methods are aiding the COVID-19 pandemic.More on Representing insights through visual analytics
Our expertise is strengthened by the University's interdisciplinary culture. Through partnerships, internal and external collaborations, we foster research, civic engagement and business growth.
CDT in Data Analytics and Society
The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Analytics and Society is an exciting programme that offers the opportunity to undertake a four-year funded integrated PhD and MSc. It brings together expertise from different disciplines, combining social science with methods from computing, mathematics and the natural sciences.
Study with us
We offer a range of Masters courses that give data scientists of the future the chance to develop their data analytics skills and apply them to scenarios within the real world.