Academic Centre of Excellence in Cybersecurity

Professor Nigel Shadbolt

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Professor Nigel Shadbolt

Professor Nigel Shadbolt

Nigel Shadbolt is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within ECS, and is head of the Web and Internet Science Group. In addition, he is Director of the Web Science Trust and of the Web Foundation, both of which share a commitment to advance our understanding of the Web and promote its positive influence on society. In recent years, Nigel has advised government, delivering the widely acclaimed data.gov.uk, and setting Open Data standards and the legal Right to Data.

Nigel has been involved in several significant projects, and a number of entrepreneurial activities including the foundation of Garlik Ltd, a company devoted to the development of consumer products and services that place individuals and their families in control of their own digital information. Nigel has also been involved with work on the International Technology Alliance, and Phase II of this project is ongoing. You can find out more about Nigel’s work here.

New funding
  • Nigel is involved with others in a newly funded project entitled SOCIAM. This 5-year project explores the development of social machines to enable collaborative social problem-solving.