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Nick Bennett

Postgraduate research student

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I am currently a third year PhD student researching non-fiction narratives of space in partnership with the Ordnance Survey. I focus on collecting social media data, analysing and plotting it to generate representations of activity spaces and conversations around particular themes. I am a self-taught programmer specialising in Python and slowly moving to R for spatial mapping and statistics. 

I am a member of the WORKANDHOME EU project understanding workplace geographies amongst freelance workers. 

Research

Research interests

Data mining, social media, non-fiction narrative generation, interactive map generation.

Grants

Funded PhD from the Ordnance Survey.

Professional

Qualifications

BSAC Ocean Diver (2011)

BSc Archaeology (2014)

MSc Web Science (2015)

Conferences attended

December 2015: Tsinghua Winter School, Beijing, China.

January 2016: ATI Big Data Summit, Royal Society, London, UK.

February 2016: Social Media in Disaster Management Workshop, Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, UK.

February 2016: Ordnance Survey PhD Workshop, Adanac Park, Southampton, UK.

April 2016: Joint workshop with VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

May 2016: ACM Web Science 16, Hannover, Germany.

June 2016: Datathon with the Library of Congress, DC, USA.

June 2016: Datathon with Unversity of Indiana, Indiana, USA.

November 2016: Presented at the Location Based Services conference, Vienna, Austria.

November 2016: Ordnance Survey PhD Workshop, Adanac Park, Southampton, UK.

April 2017: Presented at GISRUK conference, Manchester, UK.

September 2017: Presented at GeoComputation conference, Leeds, UK. 

Publications

Bennett, N. C., Millard, D. E., & Martin, D. J. (2016). Narrative Extraction through the Detection and Characterisation of National and Local Events. In G. Gartner & H. Huang (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Location Based Services (pp. 196–200). Vienna.

Publications

Bennett, Nicholas, Millard, David and Martin, David (2016) Narrative extraction through the detection and characterisation of national and local events In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Location Based Services. Vienna University of Technology. 296 pp, pp. 196-200.

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