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Dr Zena Wood

Senior Lecturer
Department of Computing and Information Systems
Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities
University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
London SE10 9LS
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8331 9364
Room: QM317
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Personal website

Qualifications

Senior Fellow of HEA

External recognition

Member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Ontology and its Applications (IAOA)

Co-chair of Education Committee of the International Association of Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) ▪ Appointed 2013.

Biography

Zena joined the Greenwich GIS Research Group in January 2015 as a Senior lecturer in Spatial Informatics. Prior to this she was employed as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Exeter. During her time at Exeter, Zena was seconded to IBM's Emerging Technology Services for six months in 2013 as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering Secondment Scheme.​ Her research focuses 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.

Research projects

READIE's first annual research conference hosted by the University of Greenwich on 21st-22nd March 2016. (PI) Funded by the Research Council UK's NEMODE (New Economic Models in the Digital Economy) Fund.

The Uber Disruption. Assessing the Impact of Digitisation on Local Transport. (PI). Funded by the Research Council UK's NEMODE (New Economic Models in the Digital Economy) Fund.

Using computational methods to produce a taxonomy of business models of the digital economy (PI). Funded by the Research Council UK's NEMODE (New Economic Models in the Digital Economy) Fund.

Selected publications

Galton, A and Wood, Z (2016). Extensional and Intensional Collectives and the De re / De dicto Distinction. Applied Ontology. 11 (3), p.205-226.

Wood, Z (2016). Considering Collectives: roles and members. In R. Ferrario and W. Kuhn (Eds), Formal Ontology in Information Systems, IOS Press, pages 359 - 372.

Wia, J., Wood, Z. and Worboys. M. (2016). Conflict in Pedestrian Networks. Geospatial Data in a Changing World. 19th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Springer International Publishing, p.261-278.

Wood, Z., (2014). What can Spatial Collectives tell use about their environment? I E E E S y m p o s i u m Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2014).

Wood, Z. (2013). Profiling Spatial Collectives. In Max Bramer and Miltos Petridis, editors, Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XXI Proceedings of AI-2013, The Thirty-third SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, p.95-108. Springer, 2013.

Wood, Z. and Galton, A. (2009). A Taxonomy of Collective Phenomena. Applied Ontology, 4(3-4), 267- 292.

Recent conference presentations

Dagstuhl seminar on "From Observations to Prediction of Movement". Invited seminar: Collective Motion: more than the sum of the parts.

The second Service Systems Forum (SSF 2016, Venice). 'The Uber Disruption'.

The Ninth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016). 'Classifying Collectives: roles and members'.