The University of Southampton

Research

Research interests

My role as a SOCIAM senior research fellow involves research and engineering the next generation of infrastructure to support the data analysis Web application applications. I am responsible for engineering the software used to perform real-time and historic analysis of Web platforms. I research into big data, high-volume messaging, and stream-processing, as well as developing analytical pipelines. I am also responsible for leading the development of techniques for social network and online community analysis, which extends my PhD research to include combining quantitative methods with visual interpretations to analysis data at the micro-macro level, historically and in real-time. I am currently leading the design and implementation of SOCIAM’s real-time stream data integration and analysis service, known as the ‘MacroScope’. In addition to this I have a strong research interest into the design of crowdsourcing platforms, with specific focus on studying citizen science platforms. My current research involves developing frameworks for ensuring sustained user engagement and participation, which draws upon the analytical techniques developed for big data analysis in order to observe and understand citizen science communities at scale.

Professional

Qualifications

PhD Web Science @ Southampton University (Defended 2013)

BSc (Hons) Computer Science @ Southampton University (2010)

MSc (Dist) Web Science @ Southampton University (2009)

Conferences attended

Digital Futures '10 - Nottingham, UK

Share-PSI Workshop: Removing the roadblocks to a pan European market for Public Sector Information re-use - Brussles, Belgium

Web Science 2011 - Koblenz, Germany

Open Government Data Camp 2011 - Warsar, Poland

Digital Engagement '11 - Newcastle, UK

ICTD 2012 - Atlanta, GA

WorkFutures 2012 - Southampton, UK

WWW2012 - Lyon, France

EPSRC Impact Review, Swindon, UK

ICWSM2012 - Dublin, Ireland

NetSci2012 - Chicago, US

WebSci2012 - Chicago, US

RCUK Digitial Economy CDT Research Symposium - Oxford, UK

Open Knowledge Festival 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Digital Futures 2012 - Aberdeen, Scotland

World Wide Web 2013 - Rio, Brazil

Web Science 2013, Paris, France

World Social Science Forum 2013, Montreal, Canada

World Wide Web Conference 2014, Seoul, South Korea

Duties

SOCIAM Research Fellow

Study Support Team for Web Science MSc Students

Web Observatory - Project Member

Researcher/Developer - Joint project with Edelman Ltd.

Publications

Tinati, Ramine, Pope, Catherine, Halford, Susan and Carr, Leslie (2010) (re) configuring the web user in the digital economy At Digital Futures 2010: Digital Economy All Hands Meeting, United Kingdom. 11 - 12 Oct 2010.

Tinati, Ramine, Halford, Susan, Carr, Leslie and Pope, Catherine (2011) Exploring the UK Open-PSI community At SharePSI: Removing the Roadblocks to a Pan European Market for Public Sector Information Re-Use, Belgium. 09 - 10 May 2011. 4 pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Halford, Susan, Carr, Leslie and Pope, Catherine (2011) Conceptualising a Web of Linked Actors At ACM WebSci '11, Germany. 14 - 17 Jun 2011.

Tinati, Ramine (2011) Tracking the Sustainability of Open Government Data At Open Government Data Camp 2011, Poland.

Tinati, Ramine, Carr, Les, Halford, Susan and Pope, Catherine (2011) Digital Innovation - Investigating the Sustainability of New Kinds of Web At Digital Engagement 2011.

Tinati, Ramine, Carr, Leslie, Hall, Wendy and Bentwood, Jonny (2012) Identifying Communicator Roles in Twitter At Mining Social Network Dynamics (MSND 2012), France. 16 - 20 Apr 2012. 8 pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Halford, Susan, Carr, Leslie and Pope, Catherine (2012) Using mixed methods to track the growth of the Web: tracing open government data initiatives At World Wide Web 2012 (Web Science Track), France. 16 - 20 Apr 2012. 6 pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Halford, Susan, Carr, Les and Pope, Catherine (2012) Mixing Methods and Theory to Explore Web Activity At Third Annual Web Science Conference (WebSci2012), United States. 9 pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Carr, Les, Hall, Wendy and Bentwood, Johnny (2012) Scale Free: Twitter’s Retweet Network Structure At Network Science 2012, United States.

Tinati, Ramine, Carr, Les, Halford, Susan and Pope, Catherine (2012) Exploring the Impact of Adopting Open Data in the UK Government At Digital Futures 2012, United Kingdom. 3 pp.

Tinati, Ramine and Carr, Leslie (2012) ReFluence: A Real-Time and Historic Visualization Application for Twitter Conversations At Social Media Visualisation (SocMedVis) Workshop - ICWSM2012.

Tinati, Ramine and Carr, Leslie (2012) Identifying User Roles in Twitter At Information Communication Technology in Development 2012, United States.

Tinati, Ramine and Halford, Susan (2012) Interrogating Big Data for Social Scientific Research - An Analytical Platform for Visualising Twitter At Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges?, United Kingdom.

Hall, Wendy, Tiropanis, Thanassis, Tinati, Ramine, Booth, Paul, Gaskell, Paul, Hare, Jonathon and Carr, Les (2013) The Southampton University Web Observatory At 1st International workshop on Building Web Observatories, ACM Web Science 2013, 1-3 May 2013.

Tinati, Ramine, Halford, Susan, Carr, Les and Pope, Catherine (2014) Big Data: methodlogical challenges and approaches for sociological analysis Sociology, 48, (4), pp. 663-681. (doi:10.1177/0038038513511561).

Tinati, Ramine, Carr, Leslie, Halford, Susan and Pope, Catherine (2013) Exploring the Use of \#OpenData in UK Open Government Data Community At Digital Economy 2013, Salford, UK.

Tinati, Ramine, Halford, Susan, Carr, Leslie and Pope, Catherine (2013) The Promise Of Big Data: New Methods For Sociological Analysis At The World Social Science Forum.

Tinati, Ramine, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Carr, Leslie (2013) An Approach for Using Wikipedia to Measure the Flow of Trends across Countries At Web Observatories Workshop (WOW), WWW2013: 22nd International World Wide Web conference, 2013..

Tinati, Ramine, Carr, Leslie, Halford, Susan and Pope, Catherine (2013) The HTP Model: Understanding the Development of Social Machines. At SOCM Workshop, WWW2013: 22nd International World Wide Web conference.

Hall, Wendy, Tiropanis, Thanassis, Tinati, Ramine, Wang, Xin, Luczak-Rösch, Markus and Simperl, Elena (2014) The Web Science Observatory - The Challenges of Analytics over Distributed Linked Data Infrastructures ECRIM News, (96), pp. 29-30.

Tinati, Ramine (2013) Towards an understanding of Web growth: an empirical study of socio-technical web activity of Open Government Data University of Southampton, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Doctoral Thesis , 329pp.

Van Kleek, Max, Smith, Daniel Alexander, Tinati, Ramine, O'Hara, Kieron, Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2014) 7 Billion Home Telescopes: Observing Social Machines through Personal Data Stores At SOCM2014 Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines, at WWW2014. (doi:10.1145/2567948.2578840).

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, Simperl, Elena, Van Kleek, Max, Shadbolt, Nigel and Simpson, Robert (2014) Why won't aliens talk to us? Content and community dynamics in online citizen science At Eighth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, United States. 01 - 04 Jun 2014. 10 pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Simperl, Elena, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Van Kleek, Max and Shadbolt, Nigel (2014) Collective intelligence in citizen science – a study of performers and talkers At Collective Intelligence 2014, United States. 10 - 12 Jun 2014. 4 pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Gaskell, Paul, Tiropanis, Thanassis, Phillipe, Olivier and Hall, Wendy (2014) Examining Wikipedia across linguistic and temporal borders World Wide Web, pp. 1-6. (doi:10.1145/2567948.2576931).

Tinati, Ramine, Carr, Leslie, Halford, Susan and Pope, Catherine (2014) (Re)integrating the Web: beyond ‘socio-technical’ At International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'14), Korea, Republic of. 13 - 17 Apr 2014. 2 pp. (doi:10.1145/2567948.2576958).

Tinati, Ramine and Carr, Les (2012) Understanding social machines At Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), 2012 International Conference on and 2012 International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Netherlands. 03 - 05 Sep 2012. , pp. 975-976. (doi:10.1109/SocialCom-PASSAT.2012.25).

Tiropanis, Thanassis, Wang, Xin, Tinati, Ramine and Hall, Wendy (2014) Building a connected Web Observatory: architecture and challenges At 2nd International Workshop on Building Web Observatories (B-WOW14), ACM Web Science Conference 2014, United States. 23 - 26 Jun 2014. 10 pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Shadbolt, Nigel R. (2014) Motivations of citizen scientists - a quantitative investigation of forum participation At WebSci ’14, United States. 23 - 26 Jun 2014. 2 pp. (doi:10.1145/2615569.2615651).

Tinati, Ramine, Phillipe, Olivier, Pope, Catherine, Carr, Leslie and Halford, Susan (2014) Challenging social media analytics: Web Science perspectives At WebSci '14, United States. 23 - 26 Jun 2014. 5 pp. (doi:10.1145/2615569.2615690).

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) Socio-technical computation At The 18th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Canada. 14 - 18 Mar 2015. 4 pp. (doi:10.1145/2685553.2698991).

Tinati, Ramine, Van Kleek, Max, Simperl, E., Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simpson, Robert and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) Designing for citizen data analysis: a cross-sectional case study of a multi-domain citizen science platform ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 (CHI2015), pp. 1-10.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) When resources collide: towards a theory of coincidence in information spaces At WWW 2015 Companion, Italy. 6 pp. (doi:10.1145/2740908.2743973).

Halford, Susan and Tinati, Ramine (2015) Crowdsourcing In, Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Wiley Blackwell

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) Using WikiProjects to measure the health of Wikipedia At Web Science Track, World Wide Web Conference, Italy. 18 - 22 May 2015. 6 pp. (doi:10.1145/2740908.2745937).

Tinati, Ramine, Wang, Xin, Brown, Ian, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Hall, Wendy (2015) A streaming real-time web observatory architecture for monitoring the health of social machines At Social Machines Workshop (SOCM) 2015. World Wide Web Conference, Italy. 18 - 22 May 2015. 6 pp. (doi:10.1145/2740908.2743977).

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, E., Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) 'Command' and conquer: analysing discussion in a citizen science game At ACM Web Science 2015, United Kingdom. 28 Jun - 01 Jul 2015. 10 pp.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, Van Kleek, Max and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) From coincidence to purposeful flow? Properties of transcendental information cascades At IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), France.

Leanne, Fry, Hall, Wendy, Koronios, Andy, Mayer, Wolfgang, O'Hara, Kieron, Rowland-Campbell, Anni, Stumptner, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Wang, Xin (2015) Governance in the age of social machines: the web observatory The Australia and New Zealand School of Government, pp. 1-34.

Wang, Xin, Tinati, Ramine, Mayer, Wolfgang, Rowland-Campbell, Anni, Tiropanis, Thanassis, Brown, Ian, Hall, Wendy, O’Hara, Kieron, Stumptner, Markus and Koronios, Andy (2015) Building a web observatory for south Australian government: supporting an age friendly population At 3rd International workshop on Building Web Observatories (BWOW). 10 pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Wang, Xin, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Hall, Wendy (2015) Building a real-time web observatory IEEE Internet Computing

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Hall, Wendy (2015) Exploring the global adoption of citizen science At 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium, Germany. 02 - 03 Dec 2015. 3 pp.

Pope, Catherine, Halford, Susan, Tinati, Ramine and Weal, Mark (2014) What’s the big fuss about ‘big data’? Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 19, (2), pp. 67-68. (doi:10.1177/1355819614521181).

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2016) More than an edit: using transcendental information cascades to capture hidden structure in Wikipedia At 25th International World Wide Web Conference, Canada. 11 - 15 Apr 2016. 2 pp. (doi:10.1145/2872518.2889401).

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Hall, Wendy (2016) "Because science is awesome": studying participation in a citizen science game At ACM WEb Science 2016, Germany. 21 - 25 May 2016.

Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, Aljaloud, Saud, Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2016) A universal socio-technical computing machine At 16th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE2016), Switzerland. 06 - 09 Jun 2016. 4 pp.

Phethean, Christopher, Simperl, Elena, Tiropanis, Thanassis, Tinati, Ramine and Hall, Wendy (2016) The role of data science in web science IEEE Intelligent Systems, 31, (3), pp. 120-107. (doi:10.1109/MIS.2016.54).

Reeves, Neal, Tinati, Ramine, Zerr, Sergej, Simperl, Elena and Van Kleek, Max (2017) From crowd to community: a survey of online community features in citizen science projects At 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017), United States. 25 Feb - 01 Mar 2017. 17 pp. (doi:10.1145/2998181.2998302).

Murthy, Dhiraj, Powell, Alison B., Tinati, Ramine, Anstead, Nick, Carr, Les, Halford, Susan and Weal, Mark (2016) Bots and political influence: a sociotechnical investigation of social network capital International Journal of Communication, 10, pp. 4952-4971.

Luczak-Roesch, Markus and Tinati, Ramine (2017) The social in the platform trap: Why a microscopic system focus limits the prospect of social machines Discover Society, (34), pp. 1-6.

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Hall, Wendy (2017) An investigation of player motivations in Eyewire, a gamified citizen science project Computers in Human Behavior, pp. 1-29. (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2016.12.074).

Tinati, Ramine and Luczak-Roesch, Markus (2017) Wikipedia: a complex social machine ACM SIGWEB Newsletter, Winter Issue, pp. 1-10.

Tinati, Ramine, Simperl, Elena and Luczak-Roesch, Markus (2017) To help or hinder: Real-time chat in citizen science At 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, Montreal, Canada. 15 - 18 May 2017. 10 pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Madaan, Aastha and Hall, Wendy (2017) The role of crowdsourcing in the emerging Internet-of-Things In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion (WWW '17 Companion). International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee. 4 pp, pp. 1669-1672.

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