Visualising Paper Co-Author Collaboration Networks

As part of my job as an academic, a large part of what I do involves producing new knowledge by publishing research papers with other fellow researchers, As I was completing a PhD, I had the opportunity to get a few publications out, both as a lead author (along with my supervisors) and as a … Read more

My Initial Thoughts on Lemmy – A Reddit Alternative for the Fediverse

I’m a huge fan of Reddit. In fact, I use it every day. There’s something about the community-oriented structure of the platform which makes it easy to reach like-minded people and to discuss things which are of interest to me. As of April 2023, Reddit receives around 1.7 billion visits per month however, recent changes … Read more

Life Update: Becoming a Parent

As you may have noticed, my writing output on this blog has crawled to a stop. Why? Well, on the 5th of September 2023 my son (first child), Samuel, was born. I’m in a very fortunate position that my employer allowed me to take four weeks paid paternity leave, which is amazing! It’s fair to … Read more

Analysing the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup with Graph Theory

It’s fair to say that I don’t follow many sports. I’m more of a casual observer myself and would much rather watch something like the Tour de France or a rugby match now and then. That being said, I recently came across a post on my Mastodon feed about using Gephi to visualise the relationship … Read more