I am happy to report that the Big Data and Human Development Incubator has just recruited a data scientist to work with the network for the next 9 months. Fabian Braesemann has a PhD in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Vienna, and has been working as a Data Scientist over the last […]
About Mark Graham
Mark Graham is the Professor of Internet Geography at the OII, a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, and an Associate in the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment. He leads a range of research projects spanning topics between digital labour, the gig economy, internet geographies, and ICTs and development.
Entries by Mark Graham
Data Scientist/Data Hacker Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a. The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We seek a full-time Data Scientist to work with Professor Mark Graham on two projects: (1) the University of Oxford […]
The Symposium on Big Data and Development that we hosted in Oxford last month was a great success. There were some excellent papers there, and there are now range of follow-up ideas and initiatives that have been spun out of it (including an edited book containing some of the contributions to the meeting). If you weren’t able […]
It has been an extremely rewarding two days at the Symposium on Big Data and Human Development that Eduardo Lopez and I organised. We had a full room of people from academia, government, and the development sector – all speaking about how we might better use big data in the contexts of development. There are […]
This workshop aims to move forward the debate about the ways in which big data is used, can be used, and should be used in development. This symposium will also serve as a bridge between methodological knowledge about big data, critical academic research on the topic, and the desires of stakeholders and practitioners to achieve […]
We are happy to announce a two-day symposium (Sept 15-16) that we are running in Oxford on the topic of big data and human development. This workshop aims to move forward the debate about the ways in which big data is used, can be used, and should be used in development. This symposium will also serve […]
The Alan Turing Institute is now hiring 3-year fellows in social data science and the digital humanities. One of the specific areas that they are looking for is someone who does research at the intersections of big data and development studies. Check out specifics on their website (closing date July 13).
I was asked by my colleague Oliver Belcher to act as a discussant in a session that he put together at the 2016 meeting of the Association of American Geographers: ‘Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information’. The session contained a set of truly excellent and provocative talks by Louise Amoore, Matthew Hannah, Patrick McHaffie, and Eric Huntley. […]
We have started a mailing list for anyone wanting to stay in touch about the ‘big data and development’ initiative, and engage in conversation with the network. Just send a message to [firstname.lastname@example.org] to sign up.
Data are now almost ubiquitous. Sensors and software are digitising and storing all manner of social, economic, political and environmental patterns and processes. As the size of these datasets has increased exponentially, many have begun to focus on how ‘big data’ harvested from online sources can allow potentially unprecedented insights into our world that may […]