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Policy and infrastructure data at the 20th LCDS meeting

Government institutions make use of data science methods to process data on the economy and infrastructure. Researchers and policymakers came together at the LCDS meeting Big Data, Policy & Infrastructure to discuss their methods.

Economic and infrastructure data can provide policymakers with new insights. How can this data be processed and analyzed in a meaningful way, using techniques from the field of data science? That was the main topic of the 20th LCDS meeting, which took place on Monday, 12 June 2017.

Ships and pavements

The meeting was organized by the Leiden Centre of Data Science, in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (I&M). Various topics were presented in which data science methods are applied: from cross-border online purchases to pavement deterioration and inland ship inspection. The societal aspects as well as the technical and methodological components of these cases were discussed.

The abstracts of the talks can be downloaded here.

At its monthly meetings, the Leiden Centre of Data Science brings together data scientists and researchers/professionals from other disciplines. Each of the events is centered around a specific topic or field of study. If you would like to stay updated on the events LCDS organizes, please subscribe to our mailing list.

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