Bio

Ridda Ali is a first-generation PhD student at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). Ridda graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science in 2019 before starting a 4-year ESRC funded integrated PhD and MSc in Data Analytics and Society. Her PhD focus is a mix of methodological and applied advances surrounding the understanding of prediction and causal explanation, and their distinct differences in obesity research, with emphasis on accounting for data complexity arising from clustering effects.