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Dr Matthew Rowe

Formerly at Lancaster University

Matthew Rowe

Research overview

My core research interest is in the area of Social Computing where I examine how users, communities, and networks evolve on social media. I am also interested in data-driven approaches towards informing digital rights and accountability. In particular, my research examines the following topics:

  • Churn prediction (from online services, applications, and communities) using machine learning techniques.
  • Recommender systems with collaborative filtering - with an emphasis on latent-factor models.
  • Information diffusion models (e.g. general threshold, multivariate cascades).
  • Large-scale data mining using parallel-processing techniques implemented over distributed hardware.

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Career Details


Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Lancaster University, UK) - 2015

Ph.D. Computer Science (University of Sheffield, UK) - 2010

M.Eng. Software Engineering (University of Sheffield, UK) - 2006



Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University. 2012 - present

Research Associate, Knowledge Media Institute, the Open University, Milton Keynes. 2010-2012

Professional Role

Journal Reviewer


Conference Program Committee Member


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