Michael D. Williams is a Professor (Personal Chair) in the School of Management. With an academic and professional background in computer science, his current research interests focus primarily upon two of the three pillars of data science: domains and analytics, taking the form of the application of a range of analytical tools and techniques to the analysis of data in order to develop greater understanding of the behaviour of consumers, employees, citizens, markets, and organizations.
Prior to entering academia, he worked in both public and private sectors in domains including finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, and government with firms including British Telecom, Standard Chartered, and Canon.
His work has been published in numerous leading academic journals including the Journal of Information Technology, the Journal of the Operational Research Society, and the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, among others.
He has been awarded funding from bodies including the European Union, the UK NHS, the Nuffield Foundation, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Welsh Government, acts as reviewer for funding applications for research councils and international bodies, and participates in promotion/tenure committees both in the UK and abroad.
He holds editorial board membership of a number of journals, has chaired tracks and mini tracks at leading international events (including AMCIS, ECIS and ICIS), and was the inaugural chair of the established iSHIMR conference on health informatics.
He has acted as regional government advisor in the UK and the European Union, and as external examiner for numerous PhD theses, both in the UK and overseas. He currently supervises a substantial vibrant group of doctoral candidates, and following recent successes, would be happy to consider applications from potential PhD candidates seeking supervision.