Tobias Preis is Professor of Behavioural Science and Finance at the University of Warwick and a Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Together with his colleague Prof. Suzy Moat, he directs the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School.
His recent research has aimed to analyse and predict real world behaviour with the volumes of data being generated by our interactions with technology, using data from Google, Wikipedia, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and other sources. Preis' research is frequently featured in the news, by outlets including the BBC, the New York Times, the Financial Times, Science, Nature, Time Magazine, New Scientist and the Guardian.
He has given a range of public talks including presentations at TEDx events in the UK and in Switzerland and he frequently advises governmental and commercial stakeholders around the globe. More details can be found on his website https://www.tobiaspreis.com.
Selected media coverage of his work includes:
"Computer analysis of what is scenic may help town planners"
"Measuring the mobs"
"Crowds 'could be counted' with phone and Twitter data"
"Do Politics-Themed Google Searches Predict Stock Activity?"
"Google search proves to be new word in stock market prediction"
"Google searches predict market moves"
"Counting Google searches predicts market movements"
"Google Search Terms Can Predict Stock Market, Study Finds"
"Which countries are the most forward thinking? See it visualised"
"Online searches for future linked to economic success"
"Study: Are Google Searches Affecting the Stock Market?"
"Can Google Predict the Stock Market?"
Research InterestsMammoth amounts of data are now being generated through society's extensive interactions with technological systems, automatically documenting collective human behaviour in a previously unimaginable fashion.
Preis' interdisciplinary research investigates whether data from sources such as Google, Wikipedia, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram can be used to:
Together with Suzy Moat and Mark Carrigan, he chaired Europe's first Computational Social Science Conference at the University of Warwick.
See also his Google Scholar Profile for a list of citations and statistics.