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.
I will be giving a talk at the Tackling Epidemics Face On evening that's part of the Birmingham Pint of Science Festival. The talk will be on Tuesday 19th May at the Jekyll & Hyde. Find out more via this post on the University of Birmingham blog, which I've co-written with the evening's co-presenters.
Update: The epidemics evening is now sold out! Please keep an eye out for next year's festival.
ICWSM 2015 paper accepted – Privacy and the city: User identification and location semantics in location-based social networksPosted by on March 10, 2015 in news - (Comments Off on ICWSM 2015 paper accepted – Privacy and the city: User identification and location semantics in location-based social networks)
This weekend I'm building a health data visualisation webapp at the Cardiff NHS hackathon! It was put together with Will Webberley, Martin Chorley, Glyn Mottershead, and a bunch of talented Cardiff Computational Journalism students! The students have also been live blogging throughout the weekend.
Presentation of a webapp (the LMTF) I developed with LASAGNE research project partners. The LMTF allows translation of popular multilayer network datasets into the LASAGNE data format.
I'll be attending SINS'14 (Social Impact through Network Science) at Lake Como, Italy on 14-17 October 2014.
I recently gave a talk at the inaugural Cardiff Django Weekend. It was a very successful weekend, and my first experience of a developer conference. The talk itself was on meta-programming in Python, showing some of the powerful built-in features Python has for reflection and (to an extent) self-modification. It's inspired by a virtual rock-paper-scissors competition that a fellow lecturer, Staurt Allen, runs for our first-year undergraduate students.
Abstract as follows:
In this talk we’ll explore Python’s meta-programming capabilities by building a program,GellerBot, that cheats at a virtual rock-paper-scissors tournament. The talk will demonstrate some of the neat (and occasionally awful) meta-programming features of Python, and introduce how Python represents its live execution and how a program can be inspected and manipulated on the fly. The talk is aimed at those with Python experience who are curious about meta-programming but have not explored it in depth.