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Professor Age Chapman

Professor Age Chapman

Professor of Computer Science

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Address: B13, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


I am a Professor of Computer Science, in the Web and Internet Science Group (WAIS), in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. My research is in the area of database systems, focusing on using data appropriately and effectively. This involves solving problems that span the areas of databases, information discovery and retrieval, provenance, and algorithmic accountability. I work closely with clinical practitioners and other health-deliverers in order to understand their needs, refine my research and apply it.  I have worked closely with the US Federal government, and influenced the Office of the National Coordinators (ONC) report on the usage of provenance within electronic health systems. I have advised the US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) , the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on data management problems. 

I chair the steering committee of the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP) and ProvenanceWeek. I am the recipient of the 2016 ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award for my work on provenance. I run a Science Fair for the local primary schools to encourage the joy of research in budding scientists.

To apply for a PhD with me, please provide a research proposal that aligns with my interests and follow the ECS PhD application process.

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