Patrick Gildersleve is a student on the DPhil in Information, Communication & the Social Sciences.

Patrick graduated with a Masters in Physics (MPhys) from Oxford in 2016, his masters project focusing on de-anonymizing economic network data based on patterns of firm activity . In his DPhil research he will be studying the structure and evolution of networks of pages on Wikipedia, particularly in detecting patterns of evolution in response to real world events. HE is interested in how aspects of this network evolution may be characterised and categorised depending on the nature of the events, as well as what this tells us about both the events and people’s reactions to them.

Research interests

Complex networks, wikis, computational social science, social network analysis, data de-anonymization, machine learning.

Positions held at the OII

  • DPhil student, October 2016 –

Supervisors at the OII


Past projects