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Matt Sharpe

DPhil Student

Matt Sharpe

DPhil Student

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Matthew is studying part-time for a DPhil in Social Data Science. His primary research interests are in the application of mathematical and statistical techniques in order to define and further understand habits (formation, sustenance and breaking) with online media (mainly podcasts, some music).

Alongside his research, he works full time for Spotify (on podcasts, mainly) doing data science. Prior to this he has worked as a data scientist across a number of industries and company sizes. He holds an MSci in Natural Sciences from Durham University.

Additionally, Matthew has acted on the skills board for The Data Lab, has founded and run a company (receiving recognition from the Scottish Parliament) and was made an Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University.

He lives in fairly rural North Yorkshire, having previously spent time living in Stockholm, Edinburgh and Birmingham.

Research Interests

Habits, podcasts, music, machine learning, signal processing

Positions at the OII

  • DPhil Student, September 2022 -