Our work on the NCRM Methods podcast

Posted by mattjw on January 2, 2017 in news - (Comments Off on Our work on the NCRM Methods podcast)

Our work on political news sharing communities with Hywel Williams and Iulia Cioroianu was recently featured in an episode of the NCRM Methods podcast, courtesy of a great interview with Iulia.

For more information on this work...

Our work in Royal Society Open Science and the London Evening Standard

Posted by mattjw on July 12, 2016 in news - (Comments Off on Our work in Royal Society Open Science and the London Evening Standard)

Our work with Mirco Musolesi is now published open access in Royal Society Open Science (DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160196), and was recently covered in the London Evening Standard.

For more on this work...

If you find any of these useful, please cite our Roy. Soc. Open Sci. paper:

Matthew J. Williams, Mirco Musolesi "Spatio-temporal networks: reachability, centrality and robustness", R. Soc. Open Sci (2016), 3, 160196.

Talk: "Mining Github and Meetup.com to Explore the UK’s Digital Tech Clusters"

Posted by mattjw on April 28, 2016 in talks - (Comments Off on Talk: "Mining Github and Meetup.com to Explore the UK’s Digital Tech Clusters")

Where: PyDiff, The Cardiff Python User Group
When: 15 March 2016

What can Github and Meetup.com tell us about the UK’s digital tech clusters? In this talk I will describe how Python was used to mine these online platforms to compare programming expertise and tech communities in different regions of the UK. These data contributed to the recently launched Tech Nation 2016 report, which provides a comprehensive data-driven analysis of the UK’s digital tech clusters. [Slides on SpeakerDeck]

New position – Industry-Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Exeter

Posted by mattjw on March 10, 2016 in news - (Comments Off on New position – Industry-Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Exeter)

I'll be taking up a position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. More information soon.

ICWSM 2016 paper accepted – Pub crawling at scale: Tapping Untappd to explore social drinking

Posted by mattjw on March 9, 2016 in news - (Comments Off on ICWSM 2016 paper accepted – Pub crawling at scale: Tapping Untappd to explore social drinking)

Our paper with Luca Rossi, Gareth Tyson, and Martin Chorley has been accepted for the main track at ICWSM 2016.

Presenting at PyDiff – Mining Github and Meetup.com to Explore the UK’s Digital Tech Clusters

Posted by mattjw on February 25, 2016 in news - (Comments Off on Presenting at PyDiff – Mining Github and Meetup.com to Explore the UK’s Digital Tech Clusters)

I'll be giving a talk at PyDiff, a monthly meetup for Cardiff's Python User Group. The topic is mining online platforms (specifically, Github and Meetup) to understand the UK's digital tech clusters. To be held at Cardiff University's Trevithick Building on Tue 15 March.

Update: Slides available on Speaker Deck. Thanks to PyDiff for inviting me, and to organisers Martin Chorley, Vince Knight, and Daniele Procida.

WWW 2016 paper accepted – Measuring urban social diversity using interconnected geo-social networks

Posted by mattjw on December 16, 2015 in news - (Comments Off on WWW 2016 paper accepted – Measuring urban social diversity using interconnected geo-social networks)

Our paper with Desi HristovaMirco Musolesi, Cecilia Mascolo, and Pietro Panzarasa has been accepted for the main track at WWW 2016.

Update: Additional coverage of this work at WIRED UK (and podcast episode), Independent, Phys.orgCambridge.ac.uk, ScienceDailyBusiness Insider, Tech.Mic, Pacific Standard, Inverse.com, EurekaAlert, Telegraph, Daily Mail, and Gizmodo UK. See also Desi's excellent write-up at The Conversation.

Visiting Researcher at UCL

Posted by mattjw on May 31, 2015 in news - (Comments Off on Visiting Researcher at UCL)

From June 2015 I will be a visiting researcher at UCL's Department of Geography.

Presenting at NetSci 2015

Posted by mattjw on May 11, 2015 in news - (Comments Off on Presenting at NetSci 2015)

I will be attending and presenting at NetSci 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain, June 1-5 2015.

Presenting at Data Natives 2015

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I will be presenting at the one-day Data Natives event being held at City University London on Fri 15th May 2015. I'll be talking about my current research on the analysis of robustness in real-world spatio-temporal networks.