Associate Professor David Nichols

Associate Professor (Computer Science)

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) PhD Lancaster PGCertTT Waik CEng MBCS CITP

Contact Details

Room: G.2.08
Phone: +64 7 858 5130
Extension: 5130

About David

I received BSc(Hons) (1989) and PhD (1994) degrees in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK. My PhD focused on Intelligent Learning Environments; after my PhD I was a post-doctoral researcher on digital libraries within the Computing Department at Lancaster.

In 2000/1 I was a visiting lecturer here at Waikato. In 2001/2002 I was a Visiting Lecturer in Digital Libraries at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Human-information interaction
  • Digital Libraries
  • Library & Information Science
  • User Experience

Recent Publications

  • Bainbridge, D., Nichols, D. M., Hinze, A., & Downie, J. S. (2019). Using the HTRC Data Capsule Model to promote reuse and evolution of experimental analysis of digital library data: a case study of topic modeling. In Proc 19th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2019) (pp. 463-464). Champaign, IL, USA: IEEE. doi:10.1109/jcdl.2019.00124 Open Access version:

  • Twidale, M. B., & Nichols, D. M. (2019). Radical research honesty in a post-truth society. In Proc iConference 2019 (pp. 7 pages). Washington, DC, USA: iSchools. doi:10.21900/iconf.2019.103140 Open Access version:

  • Zhao, C., Twidale, M. B., & Nichols, D. M. (2018). Acquiring metadata to support biographies of museum artefacts. In M. Dobreva, A. Hinze, & M. Žumer (Eds.), Proc 20th International Conference on Asian-Pacific Digital Libraries: Maturity and Innovation in Digital Libraries (ICADL 2018) Vol. LNCS 11279 (pp. 304-315). Conference held Hamilton, NZ: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04257-8_31 Open Access version:

  • Nichols, D. M., & Cunningham, S. J. (2018). Aotearoa's future courts: the technological possibilities for an online court. In ODR Forum (pp. 21-22). Conference held Auckland, NZ.

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