I am Dr Martin Chorley.
I’m a Reader at the School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University. I am the Director of Learning and Teaching for the school, which means I look after our Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate programmes and students.
I’m programme leader for the MSc in Computational and Data Journalism, our innovative joint-honours degree with the School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC). I helped design the course with colleagues from JOMEC and teach on many of the modules.
I’m co-organiser of the European Data and Computational Journalism Conference, the third edition of which was held in Malaga in 2019. I helped run the PyDiff meetups here in Cardiff, and attempt to improve student and staff involvement in the local tech scene. I’m also co-founder of the South Wales x South West chapter of Hacks/Hackers, we hold meetups in Cardiff and Bristol bringing together journalists and technologists to rethink the future of news and information.
I lead the Computer Science Scholarship group in the School, which is aiming to improve knowledge transfer of innovative and best-practice Computer Science teaching both inside and outside the School, and to carry out more research around Computer Science and Software Engineering education. Our group has recently presented papers at a number of educational conferences in the UK.
I’m interested in people and computers, so that is where most of my research is focused. A lot of my recent research is looking at modern journalism and computer science education, with work in the area of Computational and Data Journalism. I am also interested in analysis of human behaviour as exposed through social network data, and interactions between people, systems and places.
This site has details of my research, publications, teaching and the semi-occasional rambling blog post.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can find me on many social networks, links up top