Lecturer in Data Science, Lancaster University
Anastasios Noulas is a Lecturer in Data Science at Lancaster University's Data Science Institute. He is currently working on the OpenStreetCab project, which is run in collaboration with Lancaster University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Namur in Belgium. The project utilises large data sets to analyse when traditional taxis are cheaper than private hire companies such as Uber, allowing users to get the cheapest fare possible.
Anastasios' research interests include social-network analysis, the sharing economy, and human mobility modelling. His research has been published in journals including EPJ Data Science and PLoS ONE and and has presented his research on data mining and user behaviour modelling at a range of international conferences including ACM WWW, KDD and AAAI ICWSM and IEEE ICDM
Anastasios holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MEng from UCL. After completing his PhD he worked for Foursquare's Data Science Team as a Visiting Research Scientist, before returning to the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory as a Research Associate, where he worked on the EPSRC GALE Project, Providing Global Accessibility to Local Experience. He was also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Namur, Belgium, where he taught a Master's Course on Location-based Services.