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  • Older people and technology

    Why some older people are rejecting digital technologies

    Fear of making mistakes and wider concerns about their social responsibility are among reasons why older people are rejecting digital technologies, a new study reveals.

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    Public displays that change to show content tailored for you

    Imagine moving through a public space and all of the digital displays changing to show your preferred news channel, travel information for your commute or the weather at your next holiday destination, as you walk past.

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    Lancaster Data Science experts to tackle environment and health challenges

    Lancaster University’s Data Science Institute has been awarded £5.5 million for two large-scale research programmes that will bring significant new understanding and aid decision-making in the areas of environmental and public health policy.

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    Three PhD positions in environmental data science

    Lancaster University is advertising three fully-funded PhD positions in the Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science, a joint venture between Lancaster University and the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). We have recently been awarded a large grant to develop a Data Science of the Natural Environment. As a PhD student, you will be at the heart of this project, benefitting from participating in a large cross-disciplinary team of scientists and all the excitement surrounding that.

  • Hat trick for award winning statisticians

    The “outstanding” work of three Lancaster University academics has been recognised by the Royal Statistical Society.

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    2018 Call for Members of Lancaster’s Data Science Institute

    Lancaster’s Data Science Institute now comprises one of Europe’s strongest and most diverse single-institution data science communities, with over 260 members (including over 100 faculty in 15 departments).

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    Making Memories Intelligible: Digital tools for cognitive enhancement

    As part of DSI’s Society Theme, we held a two-day workshop on Making Memories Intelligible: Digital tools for cognitive enhancement.

  • Could a new app help cure loneliness?

    Researchers from Lancaster University are exploring whether technology could be the key to tackling the UK’s loneliness epidemic by better connecting older adults with their communities.

  • Child-proofing the IoT

    Child-proofing the 'Internet of Things'

    Computer scientists are to explore how children can stay safe and retain their privacy as they engage with the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).

  • Machine in factory

    'Chatty Factories’ could save production line time and money

    Researchers at Lancaster University are to work on a new £1.5m project to create a system in which products can ‘talk’ to the factory floor to transform the modern manufacturing process.