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Dr Timothy Cribbin

Dr Timothy Cribbin
Lecturer

Summary

I am an information scientist with a primary interest and expertise in visual text analytics. I was awarded a BSc (Hons) Psychology from the University of Portsmouth in 1994 and an MSc Industrial Psychology (Distinction) from the University of Hull in 1996. Most recently, I was awarded a PhD from Brunel University London in 2006 for work exploring the use of spatial-semantic interfaces for exploratory document search. After working as a researcher for several years, I was appointed as a lecturer here at the Department of Computer Science in 2001. I have taught a wide range of subjects, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including information visualization, human-computer interaction, data analysis, databases and programming. I have worked on a number of funded projects during my career. Most recently I was a co-investigator on the MATCH project, exploring ways in which social media analysis can bring about a better understanding of user needs relating to medical devices. I have published over 20 peer-reviewed articles spanning a number of topics including document similarity modelling, document visualization, search user interfaces and science mapping and regularly act as reviewer for conferences and journals relating to information science (e.g. JASIST) and information visualisation (e.g. IV, AVI).

Newest selected publications

Brooker, P., Barnett, J. and Cribbin, TF. (2016) 'Doing social media analytics'. Big Data & Society. ISSN: 2053-9517 Open Access Link

Journal article

Brooker, P., Barnett, J., Cribbin, T. and Sharma, S. (2016) 'Have we even solved the first 'big data challenge?' Practical issues concerning data collection and visual representation for social media analytics', in Snee, H., Hine, C., Morey, Y., Roberts, S. and Watson, H. (eds.) Digital Methods for Social Science: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Research Innovation. London : Palgrave. ISBN 13: 9781137453655. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Beretta, V., Cribbin, TF., Maccagnola, D. and Messina, E. (2015) 'An interactive method for inferring demographic attributes in Twitter'.26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (Hypertext 2015). Cyprus. 1 - 4 September ACM Press.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Cribbin, TF. (2014) 'Augmenting Citation Chain Aggregation with Article Maps'.First Workshop on Knowledge Maps and Information Retrieval (KMIR 2014) co-located with the International Conference on Digital Libraries 2014 (DL 2014. City University, London. 12 - 12 September CEUR Workshop Proceedings. pp. 31 - 39. ISSN: 1613-0073 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Brooker, P., Barnett, J., Cribbin, TF., Lang, A. and Martin, J. (2014) 'User-driven Data Capture: Locating and Analysing Twitter Conversation about Cystic Fibrosis without Keywords', inSAGE Research Methods Cases. London : Sage Publications Ltd.

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