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Dr. Joss Wright is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), where his current research focuses on analysing Internet censorship and data anonymization. Prior to the OII, Dr. Wright worked at the University of Siegen in Germany examining security and privacy issues in cloud computing. He has a

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The use of socially generated “big data” from our daily activities has become a new technique to understand and predict our collective behaviours. Big data techniques have multifarious applications — for example predicting flu outbreaks based on the volume of tweets mentioning flu-related keywords, understanding the patterns of human mobility

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My colleagues and I have devised a mathematical model which can be used to predict films that become blockbusters or flops at the box office – up to a month before the movie is released. Our model is based on an analysis of the activity on Wikipedia pages about American

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The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) was founded in 2001 as a centre for research into the effects internet will have on society. A core research focus is the influence and implications of Big Data. Prof. Viktor Mayer-Schöneberger, the author of “Big Data: a revolution that will transform how we live work

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