Zena Wood
Lecturer, University of Exeter


Zena Wood is employed as a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Exeter, she works in the field of Applied Ontology and spatiotemporal reasoning. Entitled “Detecting and Identifying Collective Phenomena within Movement Data,” her PhD focused on identifying what is meant by the term collective, the different types of collective that exist and developing a method that allowed the identification of such phenomena within large spatiotemporal datasets.

Zena has continued to work within these fields and is currently developing similar techniques that can be used to study human and animal behaviour. In addition to her roles as lecturer, Zena also coordinates the eskills’s endorsed undergraduate and postgraduate IT Management for Business degrees and Computer Science outreach at Exeter.


Data Science
Location: Room 1-6 Level: Intermediate
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries), Zena Wood (University of Exeter)
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Observing how other humans interact is so interesting that we do it recreationally, we call it "people watching". Evolution has equipped us both with a desire to people watch, and with the tools we need to do it, but it's hard to describe what it is we're doing. If we could, we could make our machines people watch for us, potentially yielding novel insights into our own social interactions. Read more.


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