David R Newman

About Me

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I was born and brought up in the village of Croxley Green, just outside Watford in Hertfordshire. I am currrently living in Southampton, where I am an Software Engineer at the University of Southampton. I am part of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering (FPSE), where I work in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), as a member of the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) research group.

I completed my PhD in 2010 (and graduated in 2011) and am currently working as a Software Engineer for EPrints Services. My PhD sits across a number of fields including e-Science/e-Research, social networking, Semantic Web technologies and Question-Answering (QA) systems. My thesis is entitled "The Building and Application of a Semantic Platform for an e-Research Society". During the course of my PhD I was heavily involved in the myExperiment project, in particular, leading its Semantic Web activities, including designing the myExperiment ontology and co-ordinating the deployment of Linked Data on myExperiment itself. You can read more about my research interests here.

Before starting my PhD, I gained a 1st Class MEng (Hons.) degree in Computer Science also at the University of Southampton. Various examples of the tasks that I undertook for this degree can be found here.

Whilst studying for my undergraduate degree, I was also captain of the University's Tenpin Bowling for three years and designed the club website. I have also been captain of the University's Darts Club. I am currently the network manager for the Southampton Open Wireless Network (SOWN) project, that is administered by the Southampton University Wireless Society (SUWS) and a research project in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton.

Page written by David R Newman (drn[at]ecs.soton.ac.uk). Last updated October 30 2018 09:08:10.