Dr. Tom Heath
Open Data Institute
Dr Tom Heath has a background in both academic and commercial research, with an emphasis on data-intensive systems and applications. His doctoral research developed novel forms of computational recommender systems based on first-principles analysis of trust relationships in social networks. Since 2007 he has been heavily involved in development of the Linking Open Data community, speaking egularly at research and industry events and co-authoring several of the most widely cited publications in the field of Linked Data. After a number of years in data science and research leadership positions at Talis Group, Tom joined the Open Data Institute (ODI) in January 2013.
As Head of Research at the ODI, he is responsible for development and delivery of the institute’s multidisciplinary research programme. Tom has a PhD in Computer Science from The Open University and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Liverpool.