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Life after High Storrs
School
Wasim Ahmed (wahmed1@sheffield.ac.uk)
(Twitter: @was3210)
High Storrs School
Alumni Event
10...
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
2
About me
• PhD student, Information School, University of
Sheffield.
• Research...
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
3
Undergraduate degree
• Left High Storrs with three A-Levels: AAB
(Psychology, P...
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
4
Masters degree
• Started an MSc in Information Systems
immediately after my und...
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
5
PhD Research
• Started a PhD in the Health Informatics
Research Group in Sept 2...
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
6
Role as Research Associate
• Working part time as a Research
Associate with the...
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
7
Role as Teaching Assistant
• 3 main modules:
• Data Analysis: Statistics and SP...
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
8
Notable Achievements:
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
9
Notable Achievements:
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
10
Notable Achievements:
11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield
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Notable Achievements:
• Featured in Doctoral Times
Newsletter, and twice in th...
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Life after High Storrs: PhD study and social media research

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A talk to the Sixth Form Students about what it is like to study for a PhD and about social media research.

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Life after High Storrs: PhD study and social media research

  1. 1. Life after High Storrs School Wasim Ahmed (wahmed1@sheffield.ac.uk) (Twitter: @was3210) High Storrs School Alumni Event 10th October 2016, Sheffield
  2. 2. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 2 About me • PhD student, Information School, University of Sheffield. • Research Associate, Management School, University of Sheffield. • Teaching Assistant: Data Analysis, Data Mining & Visualization, and E-business and E- commerce (MSc level)
  3. 3. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 3 Undergraduate degree • Left High Storrs with three A-Levels: AAB (Psychology, Philosophy, ICT) • Started an undergraduate degree: Physics with a Foundation Year (changed course) • Switched to Philosophy within the first week and graduated with a solid 2:1
  4. 4. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 4 Masters degree • Started an MSc in Information Systems immediately after my undergraduate degree • Wrote an Msc dissertation in the Health Informatics Research group with a distinction mark • Worked as a Research Assistant drafting journal articles in the research group.
  5. 5. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 5 PhD Research • Started a PhD in the Health Informatics Research Group in Sept 2014. • Aim of topic to gain a better understanding of content shared on social media platforms such as Twitter during infectious disease outbreaks
  6. 6. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 6 Role as Research Associate • Working part time as a Research Associate with the Management School and Information School • Looking at the use of Twitter during major flood events: analysing data, and using data science skills
  7. 7. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 7 Role as Teaching Assistant • 3 main modules: • Data Analysis: Statistics and SPSS • E-business and E-commerce • Data Mining and Visualisation: Machine Learning and Weka • Tasks include answering student queries, running lectures, group tutorials, and marking work
  8. 8. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 8 Notable Achievements:
  9. 9. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 9 Notable Achievements:
  10. 10. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 10 Notable Achievements:
  11. 11. 11/10/2016 © The University of Sheffield 11 Notable Achievements: • Featured in Doctoral Times Newsletter, and twice in the White Rose DTC Newsletter for attracting media attention • Worked on a project for the University of Sheffield looking at their Twitter account • Regular contributor to the London School for Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) Impact Blog
  12. 12. Questions?

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