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General

Dr Victoria Uren has worked at Aston University since September 2011.  Before joining Aston she worked as a senior researcher on several collaborative projects and as an information scientist.  Her current research concerns applications of artificial intelligence and social media, and the use of games in management education. Previous research concerned the use of structured metadata in semantic search and semantic annotation.

Research Interests

  • AI for business
  • Public engagement with science on Web 2.0
  • Games in management education
  • Semantic search
  • Metadata and structured knowledge

 

Teaching Activity

BN2214 Enterprise Systems

BN3389 Theory & Practice of eCommerce

BNM804 Enterprise Resource Planning

Employment

May 2009 to August 2011, Senior Research Fellow in the OAK (Organizations, Information and Knowledge) Research Group, Department of Computer Science.
2001-2009, Research Fellow at Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
1991-1997, Information Scientist, The Welding Institute (TWI), Abington, Cambridge, UK.
1989-1992, Technical Editor, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), Cambridge, UK.

Qualifications

  • Swansea University, BSc Chemistry (2:1) (1988)

  • University of Sheffield, MSc Information Science (1989)

  • University of Portsmouth, PhD, Computer Science, (2001) Thesis title: Combining Text Categorizers

Contact Details

Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3707
Email:  v.uren@aston.ac.uk 
Room: ABS268

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Research Output 2002 2019

Communication over social media: Promoting resilience and enhancing recovery in refugee crises

Jdaitawi, A., Uren, V. & Rodriguez-Espindola, O., 14 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Social Media, ECSM 2019. Popma, W. & Francis, S. (eds.). p. 127-134 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Recovery
Communication
Disasters
Recovery
Communication
Disasters
Non-governmental organizations
Social media

The influence of social media on purchase decision-making by young Nigerians

Mohammed, K. & Uren, V., 1 Apr 2019, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Social Media, ECSM 2018. Corcoran, N. & Cunnane, V. (eds.). p. 471-475 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Decision making
Communication

Understanding Value of Social Media in Supply Chain Management

Chowdhury, S., Rodríguez-Espíndola, O., Uren, V. S., Albores, P. & Dey, P. K., 19 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 26 th EurOMA Conference. Helsinki, Finland, 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Supply chain management
Social media
Global supply chain
Value capture
Decision making

Ontologia para representação de tempo no contexto de indicadores de desempenho

Freitas Junior, V., Gonçalves, A. L. & Uren, V. S., 24 Sep 2018, In : Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação. 23, 3, p. 3-24 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
ontology

Thesis

Factors that influence the successful adoption of m-Commerce via SIM-enabled devices in Nigeria

Author: Omonedo, P., 8 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Uren, V. S. (Supervisor) & Bocij, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Activities 2002 2019

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

SME Practical Insights Workshop Series: How can Artificial Intelligence help SMEs?

Viktor Pekar (Speaker), Victoria Uren (Speaker)
18 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Analysing Public Engagement with Science on Twitter,

Victoria Uren (Speaker)
17 Jul 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Semantic Search: Ready to use?

Victoria Uren (Speaker)
Nov 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Supervising Doctoral Students

Victoria Uren (Member)
20022012

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation