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Mail Online: Why not to mind your language

A study co-authored by David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge, found that people who swear more are least likely to lie. Says David: “There are two ways of looking at it.…

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Prepare for a lengthy debate on use of social media data

The recent attempt by Admiral to tap Facebook users’ data in order to help set car insurance premiums is just the start of a long debate on social media data issues, says Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data…

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There really is a link between your Facebook posts and your personality

by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science, Cambridge Judge Business School Privacy campaigners this week applauded Facebook’s decision to block big UK insurance firm Admiral from using young people’s social media data to…

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‘Data’ and popcorn

New exhibit at the Science Museum in London features research about our Big Data by Dr David Stillwell of Cambridge Judge Business School. A new exhibit at the Science Museum called Our Lives in Data features much-cited research on social…

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The Psychometrics Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School

Dr David Stillwell, Cambridge Judge Business School The Psychometrics Centre fully joined Cambridge Judge in May 2016. This introduction to the group will present a whistle-stop tour of seven of the Centre's ongoing or recently completed projects, in the areas…

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Medical Express: Facebook updates could help to understand mental health disorders

Our Facebook status updates, “likes” and even photos could help researchers better understand mental health disorders with the right ethical safeguards, says a new study from the University of Cambridge. The data collected from social media could help improve researchers’…

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From academia to (off)-Broadway

David Stillwell is a big data academic at Cambridge Judge Business School. So why does he feature in a hit play at New York's Public Theater, starring Daniel Radcliffe? Dr David Stillwell is an academic through and through. Bespectacled, earnest,…

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Yahoo Finance: An algorithm can predict how smart you are based on your Facebook photo

A recent study co-authored by David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge Business School, looked at Facebook profile images of more than a thousand people in order to predict how smart someone…

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Study points to ‘happier’ e-commerce results

Money really can buy happiness when spending fits our personality, finds a pioneering “big data” study based on nearly 77,000 actual UK bank spending transactions co-authored by Cambridge Judge’s David Stillwell, along with Joe Gladstone and Sandra Matz. The three…

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New Scientist: What your social media profile picture says about your personality

Is it possible to determine user’s personality by social media profile pictures? David Stilwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge Business School, says this is not enough: “Profile picture analysis is not going…

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