Data Science Research Group


Members of the research group have conducted many collaborative projects with other academic institutions, companies and educational organisations – both within the UK and overseas. Please browse through the list of past projects. Current projects are listed below.

Centre for the Improvement of Population Health through e-Records Research (CIPHER)

CIPHER is one of four centres comprising the Health e-Research Collaboration UK (HeRC UK), a network of Centres of Excellence in Electronic Health Records Research, funded by a £19 million investment by an Medical Research Council (MRC) led consortium. The role of Sussex in CIPHER is to contribute expertise on extracting information from the free text of electronic patient records, in order to harness UK health data for patient and public benefit.

PIs: John Carroll, Jackie Cassell (BSMS)

Policing Hate Crime: Modernising the Craft, an Evidence Based Approach

As the general level of reported crime across the UK falls, hate crimes continue to increase. In the context of national and regional priorities to combat this trend, this project’s partners have come together to form the Hate Crime Consortium, a multidisciplinary team of academics with experts in social scientist, law/criminology and computer science, public policy researchers, law enforcement, and commercial software providers. This is a joint project with the Metropolitan Police Service, Palantir Technologies, Demos, and CASM Consulting LLP, and is funded by the Police Knowledge Fund.

PI: David Weir