Dr Marco Palomino
Profiles

Dr Marco Palomino

Lecturer in Information Systems and Big Data

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Qualifications

PhD in Computer Science
Downing College, University of Cambridge
I investigated the fastest way to crawl the Web with the smallest amount of computational resources. I designed and implemented a prototype, Web crawler that preserved an up-to-date index of Web pages without making a priori assumptions about the way the Web changes.

Background

Research Areas

I have carried out work on the following research areas:
  • Web-based horizon scanning: A systematic examination of information to identify potential threats, risks, emerging issues and opportunities, allowing for better preparedness and the incorporation of mitigation and exploitation into the policy making process.
  • Web crawling: Search engines make use of large indices of word occurrences on Web pages to cross-reference Web sites to keywords. Such indices are maintained by crawlers, a special kind of computer program that browses the Web autonomously. I have reviewed several alternatives to split a crawler's work into multiple processes, and examine their weaknesses and strengths experimentally.

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)

Professional Member of the British Computing Society (MBCS)

Teaching interests

Academic Year 2019-2020

Undergraduate Modules

  • ISAD157 - Databases: Analysis, Design and Development (Module Leader): An introduction to the analysis and design concepts that are essential for developing and implementing databases.
Postgraduate Modules
  • SOFT562 - Software Development and Databases (Module Leader): A postgraduate module that provides knowledge and skills in software development and database design.

Academic Year 2018-2019

Undergraduate Modules
  • ISAD156 - Databases: Analysis, Design and Development (Module Leader): An introduction to the analysis and design concepts that are essential for developing and implementing databases.
  • SOFT165 - Programme Introduction and Web Development: An introduction for first-year undergraduate students to the concepts, study methods and technical content relevant to their programme.
Postgraduate Modules
  • SOFT562 - Software Development and Databases (Module Leader): A postgraduate module that provides knowledge and skills in software development and database design.
  • AINT514 - Computer Science Workshop: A workshop-based module that presents an overview of cutting-edge computer science topics through the research expertise and interests of the academic staff.

Research interests

I have carried out research work on the following subjects:

  • Sentiment analysis: The process of computationally identifying and categorising opinions expressed in a piece of text. The most basic task in sentiment analysis is classifying the polarity of a given opinion (i.e., determining whether an opinion expressed towards a particular topic or entity is positive, negative or neutral).
  • Web-based horizon scanning: A systematic examination of information to identify potential threats, risks, emerging issues and opportunities, allowing for better preparedness and the incorporation of mitigation and exploitation into the policy making process.
  • Web crawling: Search engines make use of large indices of word occurrences on Web pages to cross-reference Web sites to keywords. Such indices are maintained by crawlers, a special kind of computer program that browses the Web autonomously. I have reviewed several alternatives to split a crawler's work into multiple processes, and examine their weaknesses and strengths experimentally.
  • Keyword extraction: The automatic identification of terms that best describe the subject of a document.
  • Java-Based Distributed Object Systems: Under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Gilmore, I implemented a distributed object management system that can be regarded as an extension of Babylon, a fully functional prototype system designed for the implementation of distributed Java applications. My work enhances Babylon with user-level components to assist with monitoring the progress of executing applications, and was developed to accommodate the more stringent Java 2 security model. It also improves the performance of Babylon by freeing it from its dependence on Sun's implementation of Java Remote Method Invocation.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Cloquet I, Palomino M, Shaw G, Stephen G & Taylor T 2017 'Disability, social inclusion and the marketing of tourist attractions' Journal of Sustainable Tourism 1-17 , DOI PEARL
Palomino M, Taylor T, Göker A, Isaacs J & Warber S 2016 'The Online Dissemination of Nature–Health Concepts: Lessons from Sentiment Analysis of Social Media Relating to “Nature-Deficit Disorder”' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13, (1) 142-142 , DOI PEARL
Palomino MA, Vincenti A & Owen R 2013 'Optimising web‐based information retrieval methods for horizon scanning' Foresight 15, (3) 159-176 , DOI
Palomino MA, Bardsley S, Bown K, De Lurio J, Ellwood P, Holland-Smith D, Huggins B, Vincenti A, Woodroof H & Owen R 2012 'Web‐based horizon scanning: concepts and practice' Foresight 14, (5) 355-373 , DOI
Conference Papers
Palomino M & Murali A 2019 '#Brexit vs. #StopBrexit: What is Trendier? An NLP Analysis' 8th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (NLP 2019) PEARL
Pota M, Esposito M, Palomino MA & Masala GL 2018 'A Subword-Based Deep Learning Approach for Sentiment Analysis of Political Tweets' 2018 32nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA) 16/05/2018 18/05/2018 IEEE , DOI PEARL
Palomino MA, Ribac Q & Masala G 2018 'The Nature of Twitter Trending Topics Analysing Intrinsic Factors Associated with the Twitter Ecosystem' 1004-1017 , DOI PEARL
Plummer M, Palomino MA & Masala GL 2017 'Analysing the Sentiment Expressed by Political Audiences on Twitter: The case of the 2017 UK General Election' 4th Annual Conference on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence (CSCI'17) Las Vegas, NV 14/12/2017 16/12/2017 , DOI PEARL
Palomino MA, Taylor T, McBride G & Owen R 2013 'Instability in Search Engine Results: Lessons Learned in the Context of Horizon Scanning Applications' 2013 24th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA) 26/08/2013 30/08/2013 IEEE , DOI
Palomino MA, Taylor T & Owen R 2013 'Evaluating Business Intelligence Gathering Techniques for Horizon Scanning Applications' Springer Berlin Heidelberg 350-361 , DOI
Palomino MA, Taylor T, McBride G, Mortimer H, Owen R & Depledge M 2013 'Optimising Web-Based Information Retrieval Methods for Horizon Scanning Using Relevance Feedback' 1139-1146
Palomino MA, Taylor T, Owen R & IEEE 2012 'Towards the Development of an Automated, Web-based, Horizon Scanning System' 1009-1016
Palomino MA & Wuytack T 2011 'Unsupervised Extraction of Keywords from News Archives' Springer Berlin Heidelberg 544-555 , DOI
Palomino MA, Oakes MP & Wuytack T 2009 'An evaluation of concept suggestion strategies for professional multimedia archives' 2009 International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT) 12/10/2009 14/10/2009 IEEE , DOI
Shih-Wen Ke G, Oakes MP, Palomino MA & Yan Xu 2008 'Comparison between SVM-Light, a search engine-based approach and the mediamill baselines for assigning concepts to video shot annotations' 2008 International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing 18/06/2008 20/06/2008 IEEE , DOI
Gilmore S & Palomino MA 0 'Monitoring and Controlling Distributed Applications with Relocatable Objects' 2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID'02) IEEE , DOI

Links

Google Scholar Citations: Marco Palomino.