Skip to content Search
Search our website:

Experimental Data Science Research Group

The EDS research group develops novel methods and systems for the computational analysis of data. A core ingredient is the exploitation of metadata, observations and measurements from large-scale information systems to ground testable theory, conduct experimentation and enable practical application of research outcomes, leading to demonstrable economic and societal impacts.

Since REF2014, we have published 140+ journal and 120+ conference papers, including in TPAMI (9 papers), IEEE TKDE(2), IEEE TIFS(2), IEEE TSC(2), JoCCH(2), Scientometrics(2), JASIST(2), TACL(2), PLoS One(3).

We have made significant advances in data analytics for Parkinson’s disease, deployed in clinical trials in the UK, USA, Germany and Belgium and released as open-source software (Roussos, Weston); named entity recognition and sentiment analysis (Levene, Weston, Zhang); resource usage optimisation and real-time anomaly detection (Sotiriadis); data-driven cyber security techniques, receiving a Samsung research award (Yoo); a Fisher-Rao metric for curves using edge information (Maybank); topological patterns of network evolution characteristic of trustworthy actors (Provetti); deep neural network techniques for predicting human protein function (Wan).

Group Members

Mark Levene

Mark Levene

  • Professor of Computer Science, Institute of Coding Lead
  • Research areas: Web interaction, web data mining, search engine technology, complex networks, heuristic game theory
Alessandro Provetti

Alessandro Provetti

  • Reader in Data Analysis, Director of Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics, Programme Director - MSc DS
  • Research areas: Experimental algorithmics, data mining, declarative programming
George Roussos

George Roussos

  • Professor of Pervasive Computing, Assistant Dean (Head of Department), Director of Knowledge Exchange
  • Research areas: Social and pervasive computing, human dynamics, infrastructure services for the Internet of Things
Stelios Sotiriadis

Stelios Sotiriadis

  • Lecturer, Programme Director & Admissions Tutor - PGCert ADS
  • Research areas: Distributed computing systems, large scale resource management, cloud computing and big data processing
Cen Wan

Cen Wan

  • Lecturer
  • Research areas: Machine learning, data mining, bioinformatics, computational biology
David Weston

David Weston

  • Lecturer, Programme Director - BSc Computing, BSc DSC, BSc ISM, BSc IT
  • Research areas: Statistical analysis for cell biology
Paul Yoo

Paul Yoo

  • Senior Lecturer, Programme Director - BSc DTS, MSc IT, MSc ISM
  • Research areas: Applied machine learning and data science with particular interest in cyber defence and security, finance and environmental sciences.
Dell Zhang

Dell Zhang

  • Reader in Computer Science
  • Research areas: Natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning