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Experimental Data Science Research Group

The EDS group employ real-world data and observations captured from full-scale information systems to ground testable theory and conduct experimentation. Of special interest are datasets at full volume and at high velocity and variety. Particular areas of investigation include:

Web, social, human dynamics

Applied machine learning for Big Data

Visual and geometric computing

Management, integration and mining of life sciences data

Mobile computing and the Internet of Things

Applications in the digital economy, healthcare technologies and technology-enhanced learning

The group maintains extensive collaborations with industry and the other research groups in the U.K. and abroad, undertaking projects of fundamental and applied nature.

The group is intimately involved in the work of the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics.

Group Members

Mark Levene

Mark Levene

  • Professor of Computer Science
  • 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 Comp, BSc Data, BSc ISM, BSc IT
  • Research areas: Statistical analysis for cell biology
Paul Yoo

Paul Yoo

  • Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, 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