Centre for Data, Culture and Society
CDCS aims to support data-led research across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, using new technologies, developing novel methods and tackling interdisciplinary challenges.
Centre for Future Infrastructure (CFI)
A world-class centre of excellence on infrastructure systems, CFI combines knowledge and expertise within the University’s subject areas of informatics, architecture, social and political studies and business.
Centre for Technomoral Futures
Our mission is to unify technical and moral modes of future-building expertise in new models of research, education, design and engagement towards sustainable, just and ethical innovation. Current research focuses upon ethical implications of present and future advances in AI, machine learning and other data-driven technologies.
Creative Informatics aims to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together, utilising innovative data-driven technologies to develop ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences.
Data Civics is about cultivating relationship between the University, EFI and people and organisations in the city/region/nation specifically in relation to place-based challenges.
Data + Design Lab
The Data + Design Lab was established with DDI Initiative funding and supported by Scottish Funding Council Covid-19 Recovery funding. Its aim is to establish a data and design service offer for a wide range of stakeholders and to deliver four initial demonstrator projects.
Data-Driven Innovation (DDI)
The Data-Driven Innovation initiative is part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, and aims to help organisations and all our citizens benefit from the data revolution.
Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF
A unique partnership between UNICEF, The Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh, aiming to address existing problems for children using innovative data science techniques. They are experts in bringing together diverse data collaborations with values of trust and transparency using safe data to improve outcomes for every child.
Digital Influence and Intelligence Lab (DIIL)
The Digital Influence and Intelligence Lab (DIIL) uses digital monitoring and experimental approaches to better understand digital influence and its role in politics, the economy and society.
Experiential AI aims to support the creation of artistic works using machine learning algorithms and robotics, and to inspire new concepts and paradigms on ethical and responsible AI in collaboration with artists, festivals and the AI community.
New technological advancements and regulations have substantially altered how financial services are delivered. Fintech presents huge opportunities for economic and societal benefit.