Computer Laboratory

Dr. Neal Lathia


I am a Senior Research Associate in the Networks and Operating Systems Group of Cambridge University's Computer Laboratory. If you're looking for my consulting work, it's here.

I am currently funded by the EPSRC UBhave (Ubiquitous and Social Computing for Positive Behaviour Change) Project, with Cecilia Mascolo and Jason Rentfrow. I am also an affiliate of the University of Maryland.

My research to date falls somewhere in the intersection of data mining, mobile systems, ubiquitous/pervasive systems, and personalisation/ recommender systems, applied to a variety of contexts where we measure human behaviour by their digital footprints. You can find my research blog here.


Prior to joining the Computer Lab, I was a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. I researched personalisation in mobile/public transport contexts as part of the EC i-Tour project, with Licia Capra.

I also obtained my PhD from University College London (supervised by: Stephen Hailes and Licia Capra), funded by the EPSRC Utiforo project: my doctoral work centred around evaluating collaborative filtering algorithms for online recommender systems over time.


Contact Information

Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
William Gates Building
15 JJ Thompson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD

Computer Laboratory Office: FN01
Twitter: @neal_lathia


You can find me online on: twitter, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, wordpress, slideshare Google+, Quora,, goodreads, Mendeley.

I have also set up two google groups: one for researchers interested in Shared Bicycle Systems and another one for all researchers who study Public Transport in London (e.g., Oyster card data).