About

Welcome to the website of me, Matt J Williams. I am a Research Fellow in Data Science at the University of Exeter. I apply techniques from data science and network science to understand how human behaviour shapes the world we live in. This typically involves wrangling a range of large-scale real-world datasets, from beer and Foursquare, to urban transport networks and mobile phone logs.

Prior to this, I was a member of the Networked Systems and Data Science Lab at the University of Birmingham, funded by the LASAGNE (multi-LAyer SpAtiotemporal Generalized NEtworks) EU project, and a visiting researcher at UCL Geography where I was a member of the Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group. Even further back, I was a lecturer and researcher in the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University, where I also completed my PhD Periodic patterns in human mobility in 2013. You can find more about my research and publications and previous teaching duties on this website.

If you would like to contact me, mattjw [at] mattjw (dot) net is usually the best option. However, for matters relating to research and academia, please use m.williams3 [at] exeter (dot) ac(dot) uk.

In my other time I pursue interests both inside and outside computer science, some of which I talk about on my blog. The Output page covers some of the activities (such as projects and talks) that emerge from these interests.

Recent News

Our work in Royal Society Open Science and the London Evening Standard Posted July 12, 2016 10:34 am
New position – Industry-Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Exeter Posted March 10, 2016 5:08 pm
ICWSM 2016 paper accepted – Pub crawling at scale: Tapping Untappd to explore social drinking Posted March 9, 2016 10:19 am
Presenting at PyDiff – Mining Github and Meetup.com to Explore the UK’s Digital Tech Clusters Posted February 25, 2016 1:12 pm
WWW 2016 paper accepted – Measuring urban social diversity using interconnected geo-social networks Posted December 16, 2015 1:39 pm