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Dr Federico Botta

Lecturer in Data Science


Telephone: 01392 722220

Extension: (Streatham) 2220

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I am a Lecturer in data science in the department of computer science at the University of Exeter. My research aims to provide a deeper understanding of human behaviour, both at the collective and individual level, by using novel data streams. Large data sets are constantly being generated thanks to our interactions with large technological systems, such as the Internet and the mobile phone network, or they can be collected through our usage of smart phone apps and tracking sensors. I use tools from data science, network theory, behavioural and computational social sciences to analyse these data sets and investigate different aspects of human behaviour.

I am an academic editor for PLOS ONE and I act as a reviewer for several international journals.

I was also a co-founder and organiser of Databeers Warwick, an informal networking event for all those interested in data stories.