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Russell Sceats

Data Curation Officer

Email:scearb  add @essex.ac.uk
Tel:+44(0)1206 873749
Address:UK Data Archive
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ
Job description

Russell, a data scientist, is part of the highly specialised Ingest Services team. His responsibilities include the enhancement of data and documentation to the highest standard. This comprises data conditioning, metadata creation, data management, conversion and version control, in order to provide suitable data and documentation for secondary use by social science researchers and research institutions. Russell is responsible for the transfer of data resources to Nesstar and also undertakes data preservation and collection management, in accordance with UKDS preservation policy.

Research interests

Russell has a Ph.D. in Quantum Physics. He is conversant with 'big data' from physical science research outputs, and is keen to apply the scientific method to social science data and tackle the emerging big data challenge. Where previously reliant on relatively small sample surveys, big data now offers the social sciences the opportunity to enrich the understanding of humans in society using massive amounts of public and private data. Data science and data analytics are an emerging field with the advent of large scale social networking data, internet users' digital exhaust and consumers' personal data profiles. A data scientist's role is to explore and examine data from multiple disparate sources and pull together data from various outputs for dissemination and analysis.

Committee membership
  • Member, The Institute of Physics
Publications
  • Sceats, R. and Balkan, N. (2003) 'Hot electron light emission at 1.3µm from a GaInAsP/InP structure with distributed Bragg reflectors', Physica Status Solidi A, 198(2), pp.495-502.
  • Sceats, R. (2003) Long wavelength surface emitters and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, London: The British Library.
  • Sceats, R., Dyson, A., Hepburn, C.J. et al. (2003) 'Hot electron light emission from GaInAs/InP structures with distributed Bragg reflectors', Physica E, 17, pp.607-609.
  • Hepburn, C.J., Ramoo, D., Sceats, R. et al. (2002) 'Experimental and theoretical investigations of the temperature dependent operation of GaInAsP/InP VCSELs', Superlattices and Microstructures, 32, (2/3), pp.103-116.
  • Sceats, R., Dyson, A., Potter, R. et al. (2001) 'Hot electron light emission from a GaInAsP/InP structure', IEE Proccedings-Optoelectronics, 148(1), pp.60-64.
  • Sceats, R., Hepburn, C.J., Potter, R. et al. (2001) '1.5µm surface emission from GaInAsP/InP HELLISH structures', SPIE Proceedings, 4283, pp.723-732.
  • Hepburn, C.J., Sceats, R., Boland-Thoms, A. et al. (2001) 'Temperature dependent operation of GaInAsP/InP VCSELs', SPIE Proceedings, 4283, pp.645-653.
  • * Sceats, R., Dyson, A., Boland-Thoms, A. et al. (1999) 'Hot electron GaInAsP/InP surface emitter', SPIE Proceedings, 3944, pp.882-893.
  • Vickers, A.J., Aiyarak, P. and Sceats, R. (1999) 'Modelling and experimental study on a hot electron barrier light emitter (HEBLE)', SPIE Proceedings, 3944, pp.694-701.
  • Sceats, R., Ramoo, D., Masum, J. et al. (1999) 'GaInAsP/InP vertical cavity surface emitting laser for 1.5µm operation', SPIE Proceedings, 3625, pp.315-323.
  • Sceats, R., Balkan, N., Adams, M.J. et al. (1999) 'A GaInAsP/InP vertical cavity surface emitting laser for 1.5µm operation', Turkish Journal Of Physics, 23, pp.781-787.
  • O'Brien, A., Sceats, R., Potter, R. et al. (1998) 'A hot electron surface emitting laser: HELLISH', Technical Digest, Glasgow: Cleo - Europe, UK IEEE, 98TH8326, p34.

* Awarded the J. J. Thompson Premium by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) for best scientific publication in 1999.


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