Recent & Upcoming Talks

2021

Spreading of memes on multiplex networks

A model for the spreading of online information on multiplex networks is introduced and analyzed using branching-process methods. We …

Sporting contests through the lens of complex systems: A data-driven approach

Multiple facets of society have been studied in recent times due to the emergence of large-scale datasets arising from digital traces …

What makes a good (fantasy) football manager? - webscraping and data analysis in R

Arising from the desire for spectators of sporting contests to obtain more enjoyment, Fantasy sports have become increasing popular in …

2020

A Generalization of the Classical Kelly Betting Formula to the Case of Temporal Correlation

For sequential betting games, Kelly’s theory, aimed at maximization of the logarithmic growth of one’s account value, …

O’Sullivan, Hendry, Davies,...? A complex networks approach to ranking professional Snooker players

The question is often posed regarding who is the greatest competitor within a given sport resulting in endless debates without …

Branching Processes and their Application to Popularity Dynamics

Arising from a desire to understand the likelihood of a family name becoming extinct, branching processes have a rich history and have …

Anderson-like localization in real-world non-normal networks

In this talk we discuss the level of localization present within the Laplacian matrix of a large collection of empirical networks and …

Identification of skill in an online game: The case of Fantasy Premier League

In this talk we consider what makes a successful Fantasy Premier League manager through a combination of data science, networks, and …

Webscraping with R

We’ll run through some of the advantages of webscrpaing ones own data alongside some examples using the R language to scrape from …

2019

What Makes a Good (Fantasy) Football Manager?

Fantasy Premier League (https://fantasy.premierleague.com) is one of the worlds most popular online fantasy sports games with ~7 …

Spreading of memes on multiplex networks

A model for the spreading of online information on multiplex networks is introduced and analyzed using branching-process methods. We …