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Staff Profile

Dr Matthew Forshaw

Senior Lecturer in Data Science


Matthew Forshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Data Science and National Skills Lead to The Alan Turing Institute. He previously received his PhD Computing Science, M.Sc. Internet Technologies and Enterprise Computing and B.Sc. (Hons) Computing Science (Networked Systems and Internet Technologies), also from Newcastle University. His research interests include operating policies for energy efficiency in large scale computing environments, Internet of Things and Learning Analytics. Matthew is also currently Membership Chair of the IEEE STC on Sustainable Computing. 

Matthew is the Degree Programme Director for Newcastle University's Postgraduate Data Science programmes (including MSc, PGDip, PGCert and apprenticeship). Matthew holds a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Matthew is Co-Chair of Analyst Network North East (ANNE), the regional branch of The OR Society, facilitating exchange of ideas between analysts from the academic, public and private sectors in the North East of England.

Matthew has a sustained track record of funded pedagogic innovation from HEFCE and Office for Students.

  • "Widening access to postgraduate training in data science and AI", ~£550k
  • "Addressing the national data analytics skills shortage: co-creation of an industry-led Data Science programme", ~£251k. (Jan'18 - Jan'19) (HEFCE Press Release)
  • "Improving Student Engagement and Retention through 'Human in the Loop' Learning Analytics", ~£103k

In 2018, Matthew was a visiting researcher at Systems Group, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich).

Area of expertise: data science, stream processing, energy efficiency, distributed computing

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