Professor of Information Science
School of Technology
University of Wolverhampton
Mike Thelwall is Professor of Information Science in the School of Technology at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, where he leads the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group. He was previously Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, which he joined in 1989. His PhD was in Pure Mathematics at the University of Lancaster, UK. His current research includes identifying and analysing web phenomena using quantitative-lead research methods. He has developed a wide range of tools for gathering and analysing web data, including a research web crawler and software for statistical and topological analyses of site structures (through links) and site content (through text). He has developed methods for the automatic gathering of blog postings and analysis of Twitter text using sentiment analysis as well as data mining methods for social network sites. His total list of 255 publications includes 152 refereed journal articles and two books, and he sits on nine editorial boards. He is a former member of the EU funded WISER and CREEN projects, and is a current member of CyberEmotions.
Selected key publications:
Kousha, K., M. Thelwall and S. Rezaie, S. 2010. Using the Web for research evaluation: The Integrated Online Impact indicator. Journal of Informetrics, 4 (1), 124-135.
Thelwall, M. 2009. MySpace comments. Online Information Review, 33 (1), 58-76.
Kousha, K. and M. Thelwall. 2008. Assessing the impact of disciplinary research on teaching: An automatic analysis of online syllabuses. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (13), 2060-2069.
Thelwall, M. 2008. How are social network sites embedded in the web? An exploratory link analysis. Cybermetrics. 12 (1), paper 1.
Thelwall, M. P. Wouters and J. Fry. 2008. Information-Centred Research for large-scale analysis of new information sources. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (9), 1523-1527.
Thelwall, M. 2008. Quantitative comparisons of search engine results. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (11), 1702-1710.
Thelwall, M. and K. Kousha. 2008. Online presentations as a source of scientific impact?: An analysis of PowerPoint files citing academic journals. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (5), 805 – 815.