Our work on the NCRM Methods podcast

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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.

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New Position – Data Scientist / AI Engineer at Adarga

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In January I'll be taking up a position as a Data Scientist and AI Engineer at Adarga, an AI startup based in Bristol.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Presenting at NetSci 2015

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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.