Big Data

Our unprecedented ability to collect, store and analyse data is opening up new possibilities: from monitoring infrastructure to understanding individuals' life pathways, as well as spawning new business models underpinned by data, social networks and the internet of things.

Big Data

Platforms not silos: government promotes the digital revolution

Earlier this month CSaP Policy Fellow, Richard Sargeant, hosted a meeting at the Government Digital Service (GDS) which was set up to revolutionise the way citizens interact with ...

A Case Study by Professor Anna Vignoles

Champion for Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative

Professor Vignoles particular interest is in the application of big data analyses to answer questions about public policy.

Big Data

How is Big Data research and analysis used to improve public policy and services?

On 18 September 2015, CSaP teamed up with Cambridge Big Data and the Royal Statistical Society to run a workshop exploring how data science and ‘Big Data’ can ...

Big Data

How can data science contribute to developing evidence-based policy?

CSaP’s Continuing Policy Fellows came together last month to discuss broad challenges in developing evidence informed policy, as well as the potential use of advances in data science ...


Advances and challenges in Machine Learning Languages Workshop, Monday, 20 May 2019, 12.00pm - Tuesday, 21 May 20……

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Early career policy researchers at today’s @ESRC Professional Development Workshop recieve advice from panellist Dr……

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Big Data

Privacy, secrecy, transparency: what does it mean for evidence based policy?

What is preventing the use of personal data for evidence based policy? Drawing on rapidly evolving commercial best practice, what practical steps can be taken to overcome these ...