Senior Data Scientist
Martin Szomszor has a BSc and PhD in Computer Science form the University of Southampton. He has 8 years research experience working on a variety of topics including data provenance, automatic data integration, semiotic dynamics, social network analysis, user profiling, recommender systems, trend detection and the Semantic Web.
He spent 3 years as a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, working on the TAGora and EnAKTing projects. During this time he collaborated with the Socio Patterns team to create the Live Social Semantics application – a platform to integrate real-world data on face-to-face interactions between conference participants with their identities and contacts from on-line social networks. This novel application was successfully deployed at three conferences (ESWC2009, Hypertext2009 and ESWC2010), was used by hundreds of individuals, and provided a valuable data set for the exploration of human contact networks and how they relate to patterns in on-line social activities.
In 2009, Martin moved to the City eHealth Research Centre as a Research Fellow, later becoming Deputy Head of Department, leading research into understanding and exploiting the potential of social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, for early warning detection, epidemic intelligence, as the monitoring of public perceptions. He has also served twice as Chair for the International ICST Conference on Electronic Healthcare, taking place in Casablanca (2010) and Malaga (2011), and took the 2010 Prize for Interdisciplinary Research at the City University 4th Annual Research Competition.
You can find more about Martin’s publications on his Google Scholar page.