Dr. Paolo Missier, PhD (Computer Science)

School of Computing Science, 
Newcastle University
Claremont Rd
My photography:

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RUUnited Kingdom

 paolo dot missier at newcastle dot ac dot uk
Official staff page @Newcastle

About me:

I have 20+ years experience in CS development, research, and research management.
I am currently a Lecturer in Information and Knowledge Management with the School of Computing at Newcastle University.
My core expertise is in Information Management, with applications mainly to e-science, and more recently in Data Science.
I joined the School of Computing Science at Newcastle in 2011. read more

http://twitter.com/pMissier http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/paolo-missier/0/254/b4a

Research Themes and Projects

[July, 2015] Data Trajectories: a research agenda.

My research gravitates around the over-arching notion of Metadata Analytics.

This interest stems from the observation that much insight can be gained not just from data, ie through what is known as Data Science, but from the application of analytics techniques to metadata.

I have articulated my research in this area into the following strands, with applications in multiple application domains.

Provenance metadata:
See my publications (group by keyword) for a lot more provenance work

Data Analytics:
  • 2015: Twitter content analysis for the detection of Dengue outbreaks in Brasil.
1 year project funded by the Newton Fund, in collaboration with PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Publications hopefully to come!


  • I am Principal Investigator of the Cloud e-Genome project (2013-2015), with £200,000 funding over two years from the NIHR/ Newcastle BioMedical Research Council, in collaboration with the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University.
The project aims at showing the feasibility of large-scale genomics data processing, namely Next Gen Sequencing data analysis pipeline for whole-exome variant calling and clinical interpretation, for clinical diagnosis using scientific workflow technology on a commercial (Azure) cloud infrastructure.
Talk slides (NGS Data Congress, London, June 2015)


My self-maintained list. Uses BibBase. Up-to-date, accurate, with bibtex entries
The Google Scholar list - lags behind but has encouraging citation counts. It includes Tech reports, which are not in the lists above.
The official School of Computing list. Normally mirrors the former, but no bibtex or pdfs.
The DBLP list: lags behind and generally incomplete unless you only publish in DBLP space

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