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I am interested in how we can use digital traces to better understand people with applications in both security and health. With this, I apply a variety of methods, including traditional statistical techniques, machine learning, computational linguistics, as well as some qualitative techniques.
I am particularly interested in how we can understand how individuals negotiate and adapt their behavior over time and across contexts, both on- and offline.
Measurement and inferences are key to my work, where I am fascinated about how we conceptualise, capture, measure, and generate inferences about individuals.
I am also on the committee for two Research Ethics Councils: (1) University of Bath -- Social Sciences Research Ethics Council (SSREC), and (2) Lancaster University (CREST) -- Security Research Ethics Council (SREC).
I currently teach the MSc Units Data Mining and Machine Learning (MN50752) and Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Econometrics (ES50155).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Honorary Lecturer in Digital Health, University of Bristol
18 Sept 2020 → 18 Sept 2023
Policy Advisor, Cabinet Office
May 2018 → Jul 2018
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Project: Central government, health and local authorities
Conflict Forecasting using Remote Sensing Data: An Application to the Syrian Civil WarRacek, D., Thurner, P. W., Davidson, B., Zhu, X. & Kauermann, G., 4 Apr 2023, (Acceptance date) In: International Journal of Forecasting.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Fuzzy constructs in technology usage scalesDavidson, B., Shaw, H. & Ellis, D., 31 Aug 2022, In: Computers in Human Behavior. 133, 107206.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access6 Citations (SciVal)
Measurement practices exacerbate the generalizability crisis: Novel digital measures can helpDavidson, B., Ellis, D., Stachl, C., Taylor, P. & Joinson, A., 31 Dec 2022, In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 45, 2100053.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (SciVal)7 Downloads (Pure)
On the role of technology in human-dog relationships: a future of nightmares or dreamsvan der Linden, D., Davidson, B., Hirsch-Matsioulas, O. & Zamansky, A., 20 Sept 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Open source smartphone app and tools for measuring, quantifying, and visualizing technology use.Geyer, K., Ellis, D., Shaw, H. & Davidson, B., 28 Feb 2022, In: Behavior Research Methods. 54, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access9 Citations (SciVal)
Dataset Containing Online Communities Metadata
Joinson, A. (Creator) & Davidson, B. (Creator), University of Bath, 22 May 2019
Shape Shifting Behavior and Identity Across Digital SystemsAuthor: Davidson, B., 20 Nov 2019
Supervisor: Joinson, A. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › PhDFile