Dr. Paolo Missier, PhD (Computer Science)

School of Computing Science, 
Newcastle University
Science Central, The CORE building,
Bath Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF
United Kingdom

 paolo dot missier at newcastle dot ac dot uk
Official staff page @Newcastle
my Google Scholar profile

Others: [Google Scholar] [School of Computing] [DBLP] [ResearchGate]

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Broad research Interests and activities

My research interests are in Metadata Analytics.

Much of the analytics insight can be gained not just from data, but from the application of analytics techniques to metadata.

[2015] Data Trajectories: a research agenda. See also my initial paper:

Missier, P., Data trajectories: tracking reuse of published data for transitive credit attribution. In Procs. 11th International Data Curation Conference, 2016. DCC 

Data Provenance:

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

Recent publications

Current and past funded projects

2017-2021: CO-I, Flood-PREPARED: Predicting Rainfall Events by Physical Analytics of REaltime Data (NERC funding, £1.9M, 48 months)

2017-2019: PI for Newcastle, CEM-DIT: Communication and Trust in Emergencies, in collaboration with Heriot-Watt and Coventry Universities (funded by the Office of Naval Research Global, (£110,000, 3 years)

2016: Researcher in Residence programme, Digital Economy Catapult (EPSRC funding, £25,000, Nov. 2016-June 2017). Investigating the use of blockchain as infrastructure for enabling a fair and trusted IoT data marketplace.

2016-2019: PI, ReCompsustained value extraction from analytics by recurring, selective re-computation.  (EPSRC funding, £585,000, 2016-2019).

2013-2015: PI, Cloud-eGenomeimplementing efficient and cost-effective genomics data processing pipelines using workflow technology on the Cloud. (MRC funding, £200,000)

2012-2013PITrusted Dynamic Coalitions project, joint EPSRC/DSTL funding  (£100,000). Investigating abstraction in provenance. and provenance-based policies for information exchanges amongst partners with limited trust.

Key publication: Missier, Paolo, Jeremy Bryans, Carl Gamble, Vasa Curcin, and Roxana Danger. “ProvAbs: Model, Policy, and Tooling for Abstracting PROV Graphs.” In Procs. IPAW 2014 (Provenance and Annotations). Koln, Germany: Springer, 2014.

My Twitter Timeline

News and blog posts

  • Invited talk: Data Provenance and its role in Data Science, Islamabad, Pakistan, April 2017 Very interesting and well-attended workshop organised and sponsored by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.The programme is hereand here is the talk I presented
    Posted May 7, 2017, 8:43 AM by Paolo Missier
  • Microsoft Azure Research Award for ReComp ReComp receives a Microsoft Azure Research Award valued at $20,000 in Azure cloud resources, roughly equivalent to 28 CPUcores/24hrs a day for a year, valid until September ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 3:46 PM by Paolo Missier
  • TAPP’16 Workshop paper and presentation Short paper presented at the TAPP’16 workshop (Theory and Practice of Provenance), as part of  ProvenanceWeek 2016 on 6–9 June in McLean, Virginia, US:Missier, Paolo, Jacek Cala ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 3:45 PM by Paolo Missier
  • Feb., 2016: Best paper award at IDCC'16 IDCC'16 is the annual Conference on Data CurationHere's the scoop:  Best paper award! sweet... and here's the paper.
    Posted Mar 4, 2016, 3:16 AM by Paolo Missier
  • Oct. 2015: ReComp project funded by the EPSRC ReComp is a new EPSRC-funded project that will run between Feb. 2016- Jan 2019 at Newcastle University School of Computing Science, in collaboration with Civil Engineering and with the ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2015, 3:52 AM by Paolo Missier
  • Interesting Time Higher Education article on metrics and research management A colleague at Newcastle just forwarded this THE opinion article "Metrics are no substitute for good research management" to our internal list. To the entire CS staff, in fact.I ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 6:36 AM by Paolo Missier
  • 6/2015: Invited talk at the 7th NGS Data Congress, June 15th, London Presenting interim results from our Cloud-e-Genome project:  "Scalable WES Processing And Variant Interpretation.With Provenance Recording.Using Workflow On The Cloud."link to slidesA very successful talk ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2015, 1:38 AM by Paolo Missier
  • 2/2015: Future Generation Computer Systems -- new Special Issue on Scalable Workflow models and technology Long time coming, and a lot of work, but at last our FGCS special issue on Advances in Scalable Workflow models and technology is finally ready: http://www.sciencedirect.com ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2015, 3:07 PM by Paolo Missier
  • DataONE receives a $15M second round of funding, proud to be personally involved From the NSF news piece: "DataONE: the Data Observation Network for Earth (www.dataone.org) is a distributed cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 2:55 AM by Paolo Missier
  • Springer releases download figures for our DILS'09 proceedings eBook Nice of Springer to release download figures to volume editors -- that does not seem to include hardcopy purchases, but really, who orders hard copies these days.This is for the ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2014, 1:21 AM by Paolo Missier
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