LJMU to benefit from £1million ’Big Data’ training centre

Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool and have been awarded £1m for a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in data intensive science (LIVDAT).

The award is part of £10million investment from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to support eight new data intensive science CDTs across the UK.

The constant advancement of computer technology has had a profound impact on science and industry, making possible some of the most important discoveries in recent years. Thanks to increasingly powerful technology, researchers can gather, store and utilise vast amounts of data – but to make sense of this data, many more expert scientists are needed to ensure the UK takes full advantage.

LIVDAT will address this skills need by supporting 20 PhD students, who will be trained to analyse data from astrophysics, accelerator science, nuclear or particle physics research, as well as to problems posed by industry and other organisations.