Harnessing the power of BlueBEAR: The impact of free schools on neighbourhood house prices

In this case study we hear from Zhenyi Zhai, a PhD student in Economics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable her research into the impact of free schools on neighbourhood house prices. My research explores how the establishment of free schools in England affects the neighbouring house prices. My analysis is based … Continue reading “Harnessing the power of BlueBEAR: The impact of free schools on neighbourhood house prices”

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February BEAR newsletter

Welcome to the BEAR Newsletter, bringing you the latest news from the BEAR team (Birmingham Environment for Academic Research), as well as other relevant computing and data-related news from both within the University of Birmingham and outside. Every two years we run a survey to establish the IT needs of researchers, and this enables us … Continue reading “February BEAR newsletter”

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Too many networks, not enough time

In this case study we hear from Daniel Galvis, a researcher in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into the role that network structure and node-intrinsic heterogeneities play in coordinating complex behaviours. My name is Daniel Galvis and I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre … Continue reading “Too many networks, not enough time”

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How BlueBEAR is helping us understand the relationship between outdoor temperature and decision-making

In this case study we hear from Haonan Tian, a PhD student in Economics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable her research into understanding the relationship between temperature and decision making. My research focuses on understanding how outdoor temperatures influence critical decision-making in the rating process of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). In the UK, EPCs … Continue reading “How BlueBEAR is helping us understand the relationship between outdoor temperature and decision-making”

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How BlueBEAR is helping us evaluate air pollution control policies around the world

In this case study we hear from Bowen Liu, an Assistant Professor in Industrial and Business Economics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into evaluating air pollution control policies around the world. Understanding the effectiveness of clean air policies is challenging, for example, short-term changes in air quality are dominated by meteorological variations, … Continue reading “How BlueBEAR is helping us evaluate air pollution control policies around the world”

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Exploring trends in graduate skills using BlueBEAR

In this case study we hear from Max Schroeder, a postdoc from the Department of Finance, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into developing an economic model that correlates graduates’ observable outcomes with their unobservable skills. Universities tout the development of “graduate skills” as a key outcome of higher education, a promise that’s … Continue reading “Exploring trends in graduate skills using BlueBEAR”

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Using BlueBEAR to calculate reflectivity

In this case study we hear from PhD student Elijah Uche, from Electrical Engineering, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into remote monitoring of pipeline infrastructure using RADAR sensors for the detection of oil leaks. The project I am currently working on is the remote monitoring of pipeline infrastructure using RADAR sensors … Continue reading “Using BlueBEAR to calculate reflectivity”

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Harnessing the power of BlueBEAR: A dive into second language acquisition and corpus linguistics

In this case study, we hear from Akira Murakami from English Language and Linguistics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into understanding how people acquire languages other than their native languages. My research lies at the crossroads of second language acquisition (SLA) and corpus linguistics. SLA is a discipline devoted to understanding … Continue reading “Harnessing the power of BlueBEAR: A dive into second language acquisition and corpus linguistics”

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Bear on Tour (Dr Hannah Nieto)

Our next researcher in the #BearonTour series is Hannah Nieto, Academic Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR). Hannah works in the field of thyroid molecular genomics, and has an interest in thyroid cancer and bioinformatics. You can find links to Hannah’s research publications via the Research portal. Q1 – Tell … Continue reading “Bear on Tour (Dr Hannah Nieto)”

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The design and synthesis of new fluorescent probes

In this case study, we hear from Jake Barker a Ph.D. student in Chemistry, who has been making use of BlueBEAR and the BEAR Research Data Store to enable his research into the design and synthesis of new fluorescent probes. My name is Jake, and I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the O’Reilly group in … Continue reading “The design and synthesis of new fluorescent probes”

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