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Spencer Thomas

Spencer Thomas

Senior Research Scientist

Dr Spencer Thomas is a Senior Research Scientist in Data Science at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey. Spencer is currently leading activity in trustworthy machine learning, curation of large complex data and healthcare applications in Data Science at NPL.

Biography

Spencer joined NPL in 2016 in the NiCE-MSI group leading activity in computational methods and data analysis, before joining the Data Science group in 2019. Prior to NPL, Spencer was a Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics working on manifold learning and the analysis of complex systems and stochastic dynamical systems. He received an undergraduate master’s degree in physics (M.Phys) in 2010 and completed his Ph.D. in Optimisation and Computational Biology in 2014 from the University of Surrey. In March 2022 he was appointed a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey following a brief role as an Associate Lecturer. Spencer is involved in a number of committees including co-Chair of the Computational Intelligence in Big Data track at the IEEE SSCI conference (2016-present) and a member of the Royal Microscopy Society Focus Interest Group on Mass Spectrometry Imaging.

Areas of Interests

Spencer is working on trustworthy and explainable machine learning, transfer learning, data integration, representation learning, large scale high dimensional systems analysis, data science applications in healthcare, and tools for traceable storage and curation of complex data. Spencer also has experience in complex systems, dynamical systems, optimisation, and applied mathematics.  

He works across a number of areas including:

Spencer's profiles

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Spencer-Thomas LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-angus-thomas-39b1988/

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