Dr Giles Oatley 
Dr Giles OatleyDr Giles Oatley
Reader in Intelligent Systems

Department: Information Systems and International Studies
Room No: O2.55c
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 6419
Email Address: goatley@cardiffmet.ac.uk


I am a Member of the BCS (MBCS), a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), and Fellow of the HEA (FHEA). My current teaching is mainly computer science, involving systems analysis, web engineering and advanced object-oriented programming. I have an interest in mobile computing.

More generally, my background is in biochemistry, psychology and anthropology, data mining and statistics, and programming. I have a particular research interest in the areas of geospatial analysis, graph-based and social network analysis, and data mining for the development of decision support systems.

I have secured research funding from the Home Office, EPSRC and NEEF2 and HEFCE, have published several journal articles, conference papers and book chapters, and have supervised several PhD students.

I have Security Check (SC) level of UK security clearance. I have recently co-written a training course for intelligence analysts.

My experience with police forces and crime and disorder partnerships is as follows:

  • City of London Police (Fraud Review Team - National Fraud Reporting Centre/ Intelligence Bureau)
  • Cleveland Police (prediction of repeat victimisation)
  • Northumbria Police (information extraction and text analysis)
  • Turkish Police National Academy (terrorism networks)
  • West Midlands Police (classification and prediction of burglary networks)
  • Greater Manchester Police (gun crime and gang networks)
  • North East Retail Crime Partnership (retail crime networks)

My main crime analysis expertise is in the following:

  • Social network and graph analysis (including link analysis and graph based data mining)
  • GIS and spatial statistics
  • Data mining, statistical data analysis and hypothesis testing
  • Development of Decision support systems

While my background is mainly crime informatics I am keen to be involved in anything multidisciplinary. I would welcome partnerships to develop research and consultancy, and grant applications to WAG, ESRC, EPSRC and FP7.

Recently I have been collaborating with University of Wales Newport in Archaeological Informatics, and shortly should be starting work in biomedical and health informatics, initially in the areas related to epidemiology. As I worked for several years in the care sector, the endocrine system/ psychology boundaries, and psychopathology are also of interest to me – with my primary contribution being knowledge representation/ computational AI. (Although for nearly 20 years I have been involved with and instruct for a charity teaching 'fourth way' psychology, so that area, also psychotherapy, are not unknown to me).