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 James Ashford

James Ashford


I am a Research Associate and PhD student at the Crime and Security Research Insititute, Cardiff University. My research is conducted under the OSCAR and DAIS-ITA projects.



  • Bangor University (2014-17) (BSc Computer Science)
  • University of Bristol (2017-18) (MSc Data Science)
  • Cardiff University (2018-) (PhD Computer Science)

To summarise, my academic research interests include (and not limited to) the following:

  • Data Visualisation
  • Network Science
  • Open-source intelligence: OSINT
  • Disinformation and Fake News
  • Social Networks
  • Wikipedia and Crowdsourcing
  • Algorithm Design
  • Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
  • Web Technologies