Past Meetup

Social Data - Beyond the Research Lab

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Save the Date - 3rd August

After our sell out reboot event at Twitter's London HQ. We're back!

Beyond the research lab, this Meetup will give our members an opportunity to learn from leading data science and social science researchers in the UK.

How can the latest social data scientific research benefit you?

RSVP now to find out.

Please arrive on time, Campus London members will also be in attendance and it will be first come first serve.


Dr Scott Hale (@computermacgyve (

Topic: "Multilinguals and user-generated content - methods and findings of recent multilingual analyses of Twitter and Wikipedia"

Dr Scott A. Hale is a Data Scientist at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

He develops and applies techniques from computer science to research questions in the social sciences, and is particularly interested in the area of human-computer interaction, the spread of information between speakers of different languages online, and the roles of bilingual Internet users. He also researches on collective action and mobilization.

Dr Taha Yasseri (@TahaYasseri (

Topic: "Wikipedia: a wide window to cultures, interests, and obsessions"

Dr Taha Yasseri is a Research Fellow in Computational Social Science at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

He has interests in analysis of Big Data to understand human dynamics, government-society interactions, mass collaboration, and opinion dynamics.

Prior to coming to the Institue, he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, working on the socio-physical aspects of the community of Wikipedia editors, focusing on conflict and editorial wars, along with Big Data analysis to understand human dynamics, language complexity, and popularity spread.

Dr Farida Vis (@Flygirltwo (

Topic: “The Visual Social Media Lab: one year on”

Dr Farida Vis is a Faculty Research Fellow in the Information School at The University of Sheffield.
She has an interest in developing critical and methodologically rigorous approaches for the study of social media and Big Data, developing research tools and training the next generation of researchers.

She runs a successful MA module, ‘Researching Social Media’, which places a strong emphasis on mixed methods and is part of the Information School’s new Data Science programme.

In recent years her work has focused on the production, use, circulation and visibility of social media images. She directs the Visual Social Media Lab, which was launched in 2014 and brings together a group of interdisciplinary researchers from academia and industry interested in better understanding these new online visual cultures.

She sits on the Big Boulder Initiative’s Board of Directors and is serving a second term on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media.


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Carl Davis (@soadaptive ( )