Meet the people behind our project

A combination of forward thinking interdisciplinary researchers and specialists.

In addition to our Directors, Investigators, Researchers and Executive Team, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project has three tiers of governance:

 

Researchers

 Daniel Marciniak

Graduate Teaching Assistant and Postgraduate Research Student

Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Dr Ahmed Shaheed

Senior Lecturer

School of Law, University of Essex

Dr Alejandro Quiroz Flores

Reader and Chief Scientific Adviser

Department of Government, University of Essex

Aline Villavicencio

Researcher

Human Rights, Big Data and Technology project, University of Essex

Carmel Williams

Researcher

Human Rights Big Data and Technology project, University of Essex

Biography in the context of the person module

Dr Chris Fox

Reader

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Dr Daragh Murray

Senior Lecturer

School of Law, University of Essex

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Dr James Allen-Robertson

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou

Lecturer

Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Professor Linsey McGoey

Professor

Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Professor Klaus McDonald-Maier

Professor

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Professor Lorna McGregor

Professor

Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Professor Maria Fasli

Professor

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE), University of Essex

Executive Dean (Faculty of Science and Health)

Professor Maurice Sunkin

Professor

School of Law, University of Essex

Professor Peter Fussey

Professor

Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Prof Sheldon Leader

Professor

School of Law, University of Essex

Professor Sonia Bhalotra

Professor

Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

 Sabrina Rau

Senior Research Officer

Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

 Steven Zimmerman

Graduate Laboratory Assistant and Postgraduate Research Student

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE), University of Essex

Javier Perez

Researcher

Human Rights, Big Data and Technology project, Unviersity of Essex

Internal Advisory Board

Maria Fasli
Executive Dean (Science and Health) - Professor (R), School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Research interests: Multi-agent systems and autonomous adaptive systems; Data exploration analysing and modelling complex data Big data analysis and modelling of structured and unstructured data; Machine learning modelling opponents learning behaviours from data; Reasoning and analytics over multiple streams of data Internet of Things (IoT) reasoning and analytics; Individual and collective user profiles profile adaptation contextualised profiles; Recommender systems collaborative filtering reputation systems; complex systems modelling dynamics of financial systems and markets; Market mechanisms negotiation protocols strategic interaction supply chain management; Semantic matching resource search cloud computing resource allocation; Trust in agent societies trust mechanisms trust in decision making; Formal theories of agents and multi-agent systems BDI agents; Cognitive agents knowledge and belief self-reference; Software engineering methodologies for agents and multi-agent systems; Social dynamics regulation of agent societies roles and power institutions; Self-organisation team formation; Serious games for education and learning collaborative learning
Gary Williams
Funding Development Manager (Social Sciences/Law and Management, Research and Enterprise Office
Wayne Martin
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Philosophy of Psychiatry; Phenomenology (esp Hume, Husserl, Heidegger, Th Lipps, L&oslashgstrup); Kant and post-Kantian idealism (esp Fichte); The history and philosophy of logic; Philosophy and painting; Self-Consciousness; Autonomy and the Regulation of Care; Political Philosophy; Will, Agency and Contract
Eamonn Carrabine
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Crime and the Media; Cultural and Social Geography; Popular Music and Sociological Thinking; Punishment and Human Rights; Sociology of Imprisonment; Visual Sociology; Youth Culture
Kristian Gleditsch
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: International Conflict and Cooperation; Intrastate Conflict, Protest, and Mobilization; Mathematical and Statistical Models; Democratization;
Francoise Hampson
Emeritus Professor, School of Law
Research interests: European Convention on Human Rights; International Law of Armed Conflicts; Human Rights - General
Matthew Woollard
Director of UK Data Archive, UK Data Archive