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Dr Zena Wood

Dr Zena Wood

Senior Research Fellow

Number TBC

INDEX, London

Zena joined the Initiative for the Digital Economy (Index) in January 2019. Prior to this she was employed by the University of Greenwich as a Senior Lecturer in Spatial Informatics.

Her research lies within Geographic Information Science, focusing on collective behaviour and movement pattern analysis with applications in Smart Cities, transportation and urban planning. Many of her projects involve collaborations with experts from geography, psychology and business.

Nationality: British

Qualifications

BSc Computer Science (Exeter), PhD Computer Science (Exeter), SHEA

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Research interests

  • Collective analysis
  • Movement pattern analysis
  • Application of Geographic Information Science techniques within the Digital Economy

Collective analysis involves establishing what is meant by the term ‘collective’ from an ontological point of view and using this to develop techniques that can be used to analyse the phenomenon in more detail. The research focusing on movement pattern analysis focuses on collectives in both physical and virtual spaces.

Research projects

Examples of previous research projects:

  • The Uber Disruption. Assessing the Impact of Digitisation on Local Transport (2016). Funded by the Research Council UK's NEMODE (New Economic Models in the Digital Economy) Fund. PI.
  • Using computational methods to produce a taxonomy of business models of the digital economy (2016). Funded by the Research Council UK's NEMODE (New Economic Models in the Digital Economy) Fund. PI.

Active research projects:

  • EP/R044937/1. EPSRC Digital Economy: Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS) Network+ (2018 - 2021). Co-Investigator.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Galton AP, Wood ZM (2016). Extensional and Intensional Collectives and the De re / De dicto Distinction. Applied Ontology, 11, 205-226. Full text. DOI.
Wood Z, Galton A (2010). Identifying characteristics of collective motion from GPS running data. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 652, 117-120.
Wood Z, Galton A (2009). A taxonomy of collective phenomena. APPLIED ONTOLOGY, 4(3-4), 267-292. Author URL. DOI.

Chapters

Wood ZM, Galton AP (2009). Classifying Collective Motion. In Gottfried B, Aghajan H (Eds.) Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation - BMI: Smart Environments, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 129-155.

Conferences

Wood Z (In Press). Considering Collectives: roles and members. Formal Ontology in Information Systems.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Wood Z (2013). Profiling Spatial Collectives. Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXX. Proceedings of AI-2013. The Thirty-third SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 10th - 12th Dec 2013.
Wood ZM, Galton AP (2008). A New Classification of Collectives. Formal Ontology in Information Systems. 31st Oct - 3rd Nov 2008.
Galton AP, Wood ZM (2008). Collectives and How They Move: a Tale of Two Classifications. 2nd Workshop on Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation (BMI'08). 23rd - 26th Sep 2008.

Publications by year


In Press

Wood Z (In Press). Considering Collectives: roles and members. Formal Ontology in Information Systems.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2016

Galton AP, Wood ZM (2016). Extensional and Intensional Collectives and the De re / De dicto Distinction. Applied Ontology, 11, 205-226. Full text. DOI.

2013

Wood Z (2013). Profiling Spatial Collectives. Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXX. Proceedings of AI-2013. The Thirty-third SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 10th - 12th Dec 2013.

2010

Wood Z, Galton A (2010). Identifying characteristics of collective motion from GPS running data. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 652, 117-120.

2009

Wood Z, Galton A (2009). A taxonomy of collective phenomena. APPLIED ONTOLOGY, 4(3-4), 267-292. Author URL. DOI.
Wood ZM, Galton AP (2009). Classifying Collective Motion. In Gottfried B, Aghajan H (Eds.) Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation - BMI: Smart Environments, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 129-155.

2008

Wood ZM, Galton AP (2008). A New Classification of Collectives. Formal Ontology in Information Systems. 31st Oct - 3rd Nov 2008.
Galton AP, Wood ZM (2008). Collectives and How They Move: a Tale of Two Classifications. 2nd Workshop on Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation (BMI'08). 23rd - 26th Sep 2008.

External positions

  • Chair of International Association of Ontology and its Application (IAOA) Education committee.
  • A member of national and international programme and steering committees.