Data is one of the key driving forces of modern business. Businesses have a wealth of data but this can often be overwhelming and difficult to analyse or use. From discovering patterns in data, to fusing data sources in order to provide additional intelligence, we specialise in turning your data into actionable insight.

Every business generates data at a phenomenal rate, yet this data is often ignored and not used effectively. For example, data on customers can help businesses forecast, plan and improve their market position, whereas environmental data can help improve sustainability and resource usage. However, tapping into this data is a difficult process which requires creativity, knowledge and experience.

Understanding Data

We have experience with a wealth of data sets from customers to commercial and public sources. From e-commerce transactions to satellite imagery, we have worked with structured and unstructured sources, each of which bring their own complexities. Our first task on any project is to understand and explore the available data to form a basis upon which we can approach solving our customer's problems.

Approaches

Through data exploration, we can identify additional data sources or ways in which data can be fused to generate the insight needed. We then apply a range of techniques, including statistical analysis, pattern discovery and recognition, probabilistic modelling, machine and deep learning. These descriptive and predictive analytics techniques help us build insight from data which is then tailored to meet the customers requirements as a prescriptive analytics solution which helps them gain actionable knowledge.

Case Studies & News

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Publications

Scarles, C., Treharne, H., Casey, M.C., Abidin, H.Z. (2020) "Micro-mobilities in Curated Spaces: Agency, Autonomy and Dwelling in Visitor Experiences of Augmented Reality in Arts and Heritage" Mobilities

Hickman, D.L., Smith, M.I., Lim, J., Jeon, Y. (2018) "Modelling of Celestial Backgrounds" Proceedings of SPIE 10641, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications XI

Al-Khalili, J., Smith, A., Sen, P. (2017) "Gravity and Me: the Force that Shapes our Lives" BBC 4 science programme using an iOS and Android app to measure local relativity effects

Arscott, D., Venturini, B., Cheong Took, C., Templeton, M., Babatunde, A., Casey, M.C. (2016) "Delivering Water Security for All During Shale Gas Production" A report co-funded by Innovate UK, DECC and NERC and undertaken by the PyTerra Research Consortium Download

Hickman, D.L., Smith, M.I. (2016) "Mathematical Modeling and Validation in EO System Development" SPIE Press Book

Hickman, D.L., Smith, M.I. (2015) "The Use of Algorithmic Behavioural Transfer Functions in Parametric EO System Performance Models" Proceedings of SPIE 9648, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology, 964807

Ioannou, P., Casey, M.C., Grüning, A. (2015) "Spike-Timing Neuronal Modelling of Forgetting in Immediate Serial Recall" Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2015. Killarney, Ireland: IEEE Download

Parker, S.C., Hickman, D.L., Smith, M.I. (2015) "Real-time Processing of Dual Band HD Video for Maintaining Operational Effectiveness in Degraded Visual Environments" Proceedings of SPIE 9471, Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2015

Smith, M.I., Casey, M.C. (2012) "Solving the Big Data Problem - Smart Ways to Work Together" Big Data: Turning Big Challenges into Big Opportunities, IET Seminar, 05/12/2012 Download

Casey, M.C., Pavlou, A., Timotheou, A. (2012) "Audio-Visual Localization with Hierarchical Topographic Maps: Modeling the Superior Colliculus" Neurocomputing, vol. 97, pp. 344-356, doi: 10.1016/j.neucom.2012.05.015 Download

Barfoot, K.M., Casey, M.C., Callaway, A.J. (2012) "Combined EEG and Eye-tracking in Sports Skills Training and Performance Analysis" World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport IX. Worcester, 25-28 July 2012 Download

Casey, M.C., Yau, C.Y., Barfoot, K.M., Callaway, A.J. (2012) "Data Mining of Portable EEG Brain Wave Signals for Sports Performance Analysis: An Archery Case Study" International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS 2012). Glasgow, 19-24 July 2012 Download

Casey, M.C., Hickman, D.L., Pavlou, A., Sadler, J.R.E. (2011) "Small-scale Anomaly Detection in Panoramic Imaging using Neural Models of Low-level Vision" Proceedings of SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference 2011 on Enhanced and Synthetic Vision, volume 8042B. SPIE, Florida, 25-29 April 2011 Download

Casey, M.C., Pavlou, A., Timotheou, A. (2010) "Mind the (Computational) Gap" Proceedings of the UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2010), Essex, 8-10 September Download

Bamber, D.C., Page, S.F., Bolsover, M., Hickman, D.L., Smith, M.I., Kimber, P.K. (2010) "Adaptive Image Kernels for Maximising Image Quality" Proceedings of SPIE 7696, Automatic Target Recognition XX; Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXIV; and Optical Pattern Recognition XXI, 769608

Heather, J.P., Smith, M.I. (2010) "New Adaptive Algorithms for Real-time Registration and Fusion of Multimodal Imagery" Proceedings of SPIE 7689, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2010, 768908

Heather, J.P., Smith, M.I., Sadler, J., Hickman, D.L. (2010) "Issues and Challenges in the Development of a Commercialised Image Fusion System" Proceedings of SPIE 7701, Visual Information Processing XIX, 77010A

Pavlou, A., Casey, M.C. (2009) "A Computational Platform for Visual Fear Conditioning" Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2009. Atlanta, Georgia: IEEE Download

Steer, C., Rogers, J., Smith, M.I., Heather, J., Bernhardt, M., Hickman, D.L. (2008) "Advances in Image Registration and Fusion" Proceedings SPIE 6974, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2008, 697404

Casey, M.C. (2007) "Sensible Machines" Financial Sector Technology, vol. 13(3), pp. 25 Download

Bernhardt, M., Heather, J., Smith, M.I. (2005) "New Models for Hyperspectral Anomaly Detection and Un-mixing" Proceedings of SPIE 5806, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XI

Taskaya-Temizel, T., Casey, M.C. (2005) "A Comparative Study of Autoregressive Neural Network Hybrids" Neural Networks, vol. 18(5-6), pp. 781-789, doi: 10.1016/j.neunet.2005.06.003 Download

Dwyer, D.J., Smith, M.I., Dale, J.L., Heather, J.P. (2005) "Real-time Implementation of Image Alignment and Fusion" Proceedings SPIE 5813, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2005

Bernhardt, M., Smith, M.I., Whitehead, P.G., Hunt, L.N., Hickman, D.L., Dent, C. (2004) "A Statistical Sea-surface Clutter Model in the Long-wave Infrared" Proceedings of SPIE 5431, Targets and Backgrounds X: Characterization and Representation

Clare, P.J.C., Gulley, J.W., Hickman, D.L., Smith, M.I. (1997) "Design and Tuning of FPGA Implementations of Neural Networks" Proceedings of SPIE 3069, Automatic Target Recognition VII


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