In case you’ve ever wondered what drives research in CASA, we put together this short clip to explain why it’s such an exciting time to be in the data science, data visualisation, and social complexity. Narrated by star of BBC TV and Radio Dr Hannah Fry and MRes Course Director Martin Zaltz Austwick, it tells the story of how a new science is forming around the data explosion in our cities and societies – the Hidden Science of Us.
Our MRes students learn about mathematical methods, visualisation and spatial data in the first term, building into a research project defined by the student – and supported by both an academic (member of faculty) and a researcher (PhD student or research fellow) active in CASA research. This gives students unprecedented access to the cutting edge of their field, culminating in a dissertation and a research paper that the best students will go on to develop for publication at conference or journal. The MRes is perfect for people who want to learn new technical skills, apply them creatively, and engage with the research that will shape the field in years to come, becoming the leaders who bring new ideas to the forefront.