Fellow Detail

Photo of Matthew Upson
Name Matthew Upson
Affiliation UK Government
Department Cabinet Office
Group Government Digital Service
Research area code (I4) Artificial intelligence
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2018
Institutional Website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/government-digital-service
Website http://machinegurning.com
ORCID 0000-0002-1040-8048
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=VBLD9PIAAAAJ
GitHub ivyleavedtoadflax
Twitter m_a_upson
LinkedIn maupson

Matt's main professional interest is in how data science can be used to drive digital transformation in government. Much of his work at the Government Digital Service is around how technologies like machine learning, and artificial intelligence can be incorporated into our services to make the work of government more efficient. The other main interest has been how techniques for 'reproducible research' and software engineering can be used by government departments to reduce production time, and improve the quality of statistical publications, of which government produces many thousands.

Short Biography

Matt Upson is a data scientist at the Government Digital Service (GDS), which is part of the UK Government Cabinet Office. Matt has a background in environmental science, having completed a PhD investigating the carbon storage benefits of forestry systems at Cranfield University. After a short spell as a research fellow, Matt joined the civil service as a data scientist in 2015.

Previous events

Title Start date End date
PyConUK 2018 Saturday, 15 September 2018 Monday, 17 September 2018

Blog Posts

Blog Publish date
Why Government needs sustainable software too Friday, 28 September 2018
Some takeaways from Git Merge 2018 Tuesday, 01 May 2018