The Trump Effect: Can Data Explain What We Never Saw Coming?
Everyone has their theories on what led to Trump's surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election, but what does data science have to say on the matter?
A League of Its Own: Rethinking University League Tables
As universities wrangle over the top spots on the league table, it can be hard to spot the overall trends over the years. To help with this, WDSS have developed a web app to visualise such patterns.
Money for Nothing: An Arbitrage Paradox
Who would have thought that such a seemingly obvious decision could lead to a bank exploiting you for an infinite amount of money? Read on to find out how.
Word2Vec: Arithmetic with Words
From a young age we build familarity with the rules for adding and subtracting numbers to and from one another, but how could we go about performing arithmetic with words?
Higher or Lower: Reinventing a Classic Card Game
How well do you know your celebs? This post discusses a web app developed collaboratively with WDSS members to test just this. Have a play and then learn how it was made.
Urban Cities: A History Told By Data
Remnants of history often find themselves scattered in the modern word. With the right tools—in this case, some data-science-savvy—their stories can be brought back to life.
What Factors Actually Affect Your Grades?
If only there was some way to know how well you'd do in your exams. Well, perhaps data science can get us part way there. Read on to find out how.
Gibrat's Law: The Central Limit Theorem's Forgotten Twin
Hiding in the shadow of the central limit theorm is a lesser-know, but still fascinating aspect of statistics. Read this post to what this is and how we can use it.
WDSS is recruiting to its research project teams on a rolling basis. Make sure to follow us on social media to hear abot the latest opportunities.