Dr Daniel Stamate

Department of Computing
Goldsmiths College
University of London
London SE14 6NW, UK

Email: d.stamate AT gold DOT ac DOT uk
Phone: +44-(0)207 919 7864

Profile and activity

  • Leader of the Data Science & Soft Computing Lab, Director of the MSc in Data Science. Background in Computer Science and Mathematics, holding an MSc degree in Computer Science & Mathematics from University of Iasi (Faculty of Mathematics, dissertation in Computational Statistics), and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Paris-Sud (LRI Computer Science Laboratory - Orsay, dissertation in Databases with Uncertain Information).

  • Research
    My present research focuses on Machine Learning and Statistical Learning, with particular interests in: (a) Sentiment analysis & stock market forecasting; (b) Prediction modelling and computational psychiatry – ongoing work in collaboration with Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, and Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology at Maastricht University Medical Centre; (c) Machine and statistical learning modelling to understand heterogeneous manifestations of asthma in early life, work in collaboration with the Department of Medicine, Imperial College London; (d) Predicting risk of dementia using routine primary care records, forthcoming work in collaboration with University of Manchester (e) Mobility big data analytics – in particular focusing on analysing smart card (Oyster) data of Transport for London. Another component of my research focuses on data uncertainty approaches & soft computing. I previously worked in statistical databases, databases with uncertain information, and information integration.

For more details see research projects and selected publications.

  • Awards: Marie Curie Individual Research Fellowship

  • Current or recent Goldsmiths internal roles:
    - Programme Director of the Data Science MSc which I initiated, designed and currently run at Goldsmiths;
    - Member of Goldsmiths Information Management and Systems Committee;
    - Initiated, running, and coordinating the further development of the Big Data Analytics computer cluster for the Data Science MSc's teaching & research activity;
    - Examination Officer for Computing Department (by 2014);
    - International Liaison Officer for Computing Department (by 2012);
    - Work Placement Programme Coordinator for Computing (by 2012).

  • Current or recent external professional activities and roles:
    - Editor of the Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing
    - Research grant proposal reviewer for Research Councils UK (RCUK): Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC),
    Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Medical Research Council (MRC);
    - Academic Council member and consultant of Data Mining & Bioinformatics MSc at Leading National Research Tomsk State University, Russia;
    - External examiner for MSc programmes in Computer Science at University of Westminster, London (2007-2011).

Opportunities to do research in Data Science & Soft Computing Lab

A two-year Machine Learning postdoctoral research position in newly funded Alzheimer's Research UK project on Predicting risk of dementia, is to start Jan 2018. Contact me for more details. Applicants for PhD and Data Science internships for MSc and BSc students are also welcome to email me.


Current courses

BSc Computing:
Data Mining

MSc Data Science:
Machine Learning & Statistical Data Mining
Data Science Research Topics
Final Project

Past recent courses:
Advanced Database Technologies - Data Warehousing and Data Mining,
in BSc and MSc Computing
Database Systems,
in BSc Computing
Databases, Networks and the Web,
in BSc Computing
Digital Research Methods: Computational Statistics and Data Mining; Statistical Data Mining,
in MA/MSc Digital Sociology
MA/MSc Digital Journalism
MA/MSc Creating Social Media
MSc Digital Entrepreneurship