The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university, with a turnover of £500m, a research income of more than £120m, 24k students, and 6k staff. We are ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide. The Web Science Institute (WSI) is a pan-University interdisciplinary institute established by the University with a £2.1m initial investment with industrial support and in partnership with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organisation. Its aims are to promote and coordinate Web and data science research, education, and innovation activities across the University. The WSI is leading the world in pioneering interdisciplinary, holistic approaches to big data and real-time analytics, which combine large-scale computational techniques with economic, social, political, psychological, and legal insight to shape and inform our understanding of the real world.

Role in the project: In Cleopatra, SOTON will build upon this expertise to work on a selection of topics related to social computing, crowdsourcing and hybrid computation.