Presenting at Data Natives 2015

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

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.

Outreach Talk at Birmingham Pint of Science Festival

Posted by mattjw on April 25, 2015 in news - (Comments Off on Outreach Talk at Birmingham Pint of Science Festival)

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 networks

Posted by mattjw 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)

Our paper with Luca Rossi, Christoph Stich, and Mirco Musolesi has been accepted at ICWSM 2015. PDF to follow. See Research page.

Cardiff NHS Hack Day 2015

Posted by mattjw on January 24, 2015 in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Cardiff NHS Hack Day 2015)

Team HEW at work. Credit: Paul Clarke.

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.

Visit the working webapp here. Find the code and data on GitHub.

Coverage elsewhere:

  • Post on the Cardiff Computational Journalism blog.
  • Post by Dyfrig Williams from the Welsh Audit Office's Good Practice Exchange .
  • Photos by Paul ClarkeSat and Sun.
  • Cardiff Computational Journalism live blog.
  • Martin's blog post.

Attending NHS Hack Day Cardiff

Posted by mattjw on January 23, 2015 in news - (Comments Off on Attending NHS Hack Day Cardiff)

I'll be at this year's NHS Hack Day Cardiff to build something cool with Martin ChorleyWill Webberley, and some Computational Journalism students.

NHS Hack Day Cardiff
Sat 24-25 January 2015
[Website] [Registration]

 

 

LASAGNE Multilayer Network Translation Framework (LMTF)

Posted by mattjw on November 6, 2014 in talks - (Comments Off on LASAGNE Multilayer Network Translation Framework (LMTF))

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.

[Slides on SpeakerDeck]

Program Committee ICWSM 2015 (Oxford, UK)

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I am a member of the Technical Program Committee for the next ICWSM. Please consider submitting.

ICWSM 2015
Oxford, UK
Abstracts Due: January 18, 2015
Full Papers Due: January 23, 2015
Main Conference: May 26-29, 2015

Attending SINS 2014

Posted by mattjw on October 9, 2014 in news - (Comments Off on Attending SINS 2014)

I'll be attending SINS'14 (Social Impact through Network Science) at Lake Como, Italy on 14-17 October 2014.

Attending Workshop on Computational Models of Social Interaction

Posted by mattjw on October 5, 2014 in news - (Comments Off on Attending Workshop on Computational Models of Social Interaction)

I'll be attending the Workshop on Computational Models of Social Interaction at University of Birmingham. To be held on 9th October 2014.

Talk: "Cheating at rock-paper-scissors – meta-programming in Python" Django Weekend 2014

Posted by mattjw on February 5, 2014 in talks - (Comments Off on Talk: "Cheating at rock-paper-scissors – meta-programming in Python" Django Weekend 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.

[Slides on SpeakerDeck] [Demo code on Github]