Rob Procter

University of Warwick


Rob Procter

Thursday 12th June 2014, 10:05am


TWITTER | @robnprocter

TITLE | The Collaborative Online Social Media ObServatory: a progress report

ABSTRACT | I will outline the main features of the Collaborative Online Social Media ObServatory (COSMOS) and demonstrate their application through examples of research currently being undertaken by the COSMOS team. I will conclude with a brief overview of future development plans.

BIOGRAPHY | Rob Procter is Professor of Social Informatics in the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick and Exchange Professor, NYU. One focus of his current work is methodologies and tools for big social data analytics. Rob led a multidisciplinary team working with the Guardian/LSE on the ‘Reading the Riots’ project, analysing tweets sent during the August 2011 riots. This won the Data Visualization and Storytelling category of the 2012 Data Journalism Awards and the 2012 Online Media Award for the ‘Best use of Social Media’.

Rob is founder member of the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC), the UK partner of the NYU-led Center for Urban Science and Progress. Rob is also a co-founder of the Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory (Cosmos), a multidisciplinary group of UK researchers building a platform for social data analytics.