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Research Profile

Dr Matthew Williams 


    • Research Grants

    • 2014 - 16
    • • Public perceptions of the UK food system: public understanding and engagement, and the impact of crises and scares
    • •  Funded by ESRC & Food Standards Agency
    • •  £291,200
    • • Co-investigator with Roberts (NatCen), Dowler (Warwick), Draper (Westminster), Burnap & Sloan    

     

    • 2014 - 16
    • • Digital Wildfire: (Mis)information flows, propagation and responsible governance
    • •  Funded by ESRC Global Uncertainties
    • • £248,413
    • • Co-investigator with Jirotka (Oxford), Stahl (De Montfort), Procter (Warwick), Burnap, Housley & Edwards

     

    • 2014 - 16
    • • Linking Administrative, Curated and User-Generated Data for Evidence-Based Policy-Making: the case of ‘safer communities’ in smarter cities, Submitted to ESRC, £194,802
    • • Funded by ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative Phase II
    • • £194,802
    • • Co-investigator with Sloan, Burnap, Edwards, Housley Procter and Rana

     

    • 2013 - 15
    • • Understanding the Role of Social Media in the Aftermath of Youth Suicides
    • • Funded Department of Health
    • • £200k
    • • Co-investigator with Scourfield, Burnap, Housley and Edwards

     

    • 2013 - 16
    • Identifying and Modelling Victim, Business, Regulatory and Malware Behaviours in a Changing Cyberthreat Landscape
    • • Funded by EPSRC under the Global Uncertainties Consortia for Exploratory Research in Security (CEReS) call
    • • £1.2M
    • • Co-investigator with Rana, Burnap, Levi, Matthews (Cardiff), Clarke, Furnell, Ganis (Plymouth), Rajarajan (City), Wall (Durham) and Komisarczuk (UoW)

     

    • 2013 - 14
    • Cardiff University Research Leave Fellowship
    • • Funded Cardiff University for 12 months
    • • £13,000
    • • Principal Investigator

     

    • 2013 - 14
    • Social Media and Prediction: Crime Sensing, Data Integration and Statistical Modelling
    • • Funded by ESRC under the National Centre for Research Methods Methodological Innovation Call
    • • £194,138
    • • Principal Investigator with Housley, Edwards, Burnap, Rana, Sloan (Cardiff) Procter (Warwick) and Voss (St Andrews)

     

    • 2013 - 14
    • Hate Speech and Social Media: Understanding Users, Networks and Information Flows
    • • Funded by ESRC and Google
    • • £124, 986
    • • Co-investigator (with Housley, Edwards, Burnap, Rana, Procter, Voss and Knight)

     

     

    • 2013
    • Detecting Tension and Cohesion in Local Communities with Social Media
    • • Funded by EADS UK and Welsh Government
    • • £51,040
    • • Co Investigator (with Rana, Burnap, Housley, Edwards & Sloan)

     

    • 2013
    • High Performance Computing, Scalability and Big 'Social' Data
    • • Funded by High Performance Computing Wales / Fujitsu
    • • Co Investigator (with Rana, Burnap, Housley, Edwards & Sloan)

    • 2012 
    • Anomaly Detection in Big 'Social' Data
    • • Funded by ESRC (Wales DTC)
    • • £86,000
    • • Co Investigator (with Wright, Housley & Burnap)

     

     

    • 2012 
    • Perpetrators of Hate Crime
    • • Funded by WG
    • • £22, 000
    • • Co Investigator (with Innes and Tregidga)

     

    • 2012 
    • Translating Tales of the Trickster
    • • Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
    • • £23, 901
    • • Co Investigator (with Soyinka, Howitt-Dring & Fyfe)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Consultancy

    • 2006
    • E-crime Rapid Evidence Assessment
    • • Funded by Welsh Assembly Government
    • • £4,500
    • • Principal Investigator

     

     

    • 2002 
    • Evaluation of an IT Mobile Youth Crime Intervention
    • • Funded by Safer Cardiff
    • • £7,018 (KSSS022)
    • • Principal Investigator (with Robinson, School of Social Sciences)