I am a PhD student, focusing on the academic peer-reviewing process, and how decentralised technologies can add value to the process.
An overview of research questions for the project
My PhD started in October 2017.
Started my PhD,
First version of the pilot software that stored and retrieved reviews information from the blockchain deployed at internal network.
Carrying out research studies (involving semi-structured interviews).
Node.js, MongoDB, ExpressJS Details.
Ethereum, Web3.js. Details.
I'm KMi's Director and my main interest currently is how we can handle personal data in the future in a decentralised manner. We are developing an approach, which we call LinkChains, to support the above which combines blockchain and Linked Data technologies. One main application area for the work is micro-accreditation and student learning records.
I'm interested in the use of semantic technologies and natural language semantics and generation to improve both intelligent systems and services, and human interactions with them. The Semantic Web and Linked Data platforms offer a great opportunity for standards-based applications to a wide variety of domains, and I have a particular interest in using such approaches to improve patient experience and care.
My background is in formal semantics and philosophy, and I am interested in the use of practical computing applications to feed back into theoretical advances, and vice versa.