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New KTP project: AI/ML-powered predictive analytics and forecasting for the legal sector


A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has been awarded to a company Katchr and our academic team, Drs. Richard Hodgett (lead, CDR), Nabi Omidvar (School of Computing and LUBS), and Xingjie Wei (CDR). Katchr is a leader in software-based technology within the legal sector, has developed software that has significantly optimised data analytical capabilities for...

Edika Quispe-Torreblanca & colleagues - Political Attitudes and Disease Threat: Regional Pathogen Stress is Associated with Conservative Ideology only for Older Individuals


Edika Quispe-Torreblanca & colleagues have a paper accepted in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin entitled "Political Attitudes and Disease Threat: Regional Pathogen Stress is Associated with Conservative Ideology only for Older Individuals" ABSTRACT What environmental factors are associated with individual differences in political ideology, and do such associations change over time? We examine whether reductions...

Aritad Choicharoon, Richard Hodgett, Barbara Summers, Sajid Siraj - Hit or miss: A decision support system framework for signing new musical talent


Signing new musical talent is a complex decision problem for music labels. This paper proposes and tests a framework for the creation of a decision support system based on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and decision science for the process of signing new musical talent by music labels. In the music industry, the process of signing...

Andrea Taylor, Sarah Jenkins and Barbara Summers: Analysing risk perception and preparedness to develop effective disaster risk communication strategies


Andrea Taylor, Sarah Jenkins and Barbara Summers, working with Yim Ling Sui and Suraje Dessai (School of Earth and Environment), have been awarded £435K by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation for a 3 year research project to develop and test risk communication and reduction strategies for severe weather events. The funds were awarded by Lloyds Register...

Romain Crastes dit Sourd & colleagues – To tax or to ban? A discrete choice experiment to elicit public preferences for phasing out glyphosate use in Agriculture


This paper look at citizens’ preferences for reducing the use of glyphosate (a controversial herbicide) by the means of taxation and /or regulation instruments has been accepted for publication in PLoS One. In 2023, the European Union will vote on the reauthorization of glyphosate use, renewed in 2017 despite concern on impacts on the environment...

David Palma - Presentation at the 16th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research and seminar at Universidad de Chile


David gave a presentation at the 16th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research entitled "An MDCEV model with unknown budget"and a seminar at the Department of Transport and Logistic from Universidad de Chile’s Engineering School entitled "Comparing MDCEV and eMDC models for time use in the presence of multitasking". Abstracts and links to slides for...

Romain Crastes dit Sourd – A new empirical approach for mitigating exploding implicit prices in mixed multinomial logit models


A paper authored by Romain Crastes dit Sourd on a new statistical distribution for avoiding extreme willingness-to-pay estimates derived from discrete choice models has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (ABS 3) The paper introduces a new shifted negative log-normal distribution for the price parameter in mixed multinomial logit models....

Panagiotis Stamolampros & colleagues: Front- and back-end employee satisfaction during service transition


Scholars studying servitization argue that manufacturers moving into services need to develop new job roles or modify existing ones, which must be enacted by employees with the right mentality, skill sets, attitudes and capabilities. However, there is a paucity of empirical research on how such changes affect employee-level outcomes. The authors theorize that job enrichment...