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Graham Njal Cameron Kirby


Graham Njal Cameron Kirby
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School of Computer Science
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom


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Research overview

I am interested in distributed systems in general, and distributed storage, peer-to-peer systems and middleware in particular.

I am involved in the ESRC-funded Digitising Scotland project, which aims to construct a linked genealogy of Scottish historical records, with Chris DibbenLee WilliamsonZhiqiang Feng and Zengyi Huang at Edinburgh, and Alan DearleÖzgür Akgün and Tom Dalton in Computer Science at St Andrews. So far we have focused on automatic classification of certain fields within the records (cause of death and occupation); now we are starting to experiment with various probabilistic linkage approaches. This work also includes Eilidh Garrett and Alice Reid at Cambridge, and Peter Christen at ANU.

I previously led a work package on linkage methodology within the ESRC-funded Administrative Data Research Centre - Scotland (funding), with Alan DearleÖzgür AkgünPeter Christen and Alasdair Gray at Heriot-Watt.

I am supervisor for Tom Dalton, who is doing his PhD on handling uncertainty in data linkage, with a focus on using synthetic population-scale data for evaluating population linkage approaches.

PhD research projects available

Distributed systems; record linkage; historical records; population reconstruction; synthetic data generation

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