Dr Timothy Cribbin
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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. In 2006, I was awarded a PhD from Brunel University London for research 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 (formerly DISC) in 2001. I have taught a wide range of subjects, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including information visualization, human-computer interaction, statistics, databases and programming. I have worked on a number of funded projects during my career, primarily researching new methods and applications of visual text analytics in diverse areas such as requirements elicitation for end-user medical devices and the online development of radical/extremist group identities. I am a founder and lead programmer on the Chorus Twitter analytics project. I have published over 20 peer-reviewed articles spanning a number of topics including document similarity modelling and visualization, social media analytics, citation-based search user interfaces and science mapping. I have acted as reviewer for conferences and journals relating to information science (e.g. JASIST, Information Processing and Management) and information visualisation (e.g. Information Visualisation, iV).
Newest selected publications
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
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
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
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.