University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Dr Lukasz Piwek

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MA, MSc, PhD

Job Title:

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Data Science


Information, Decision and Operations

Key Research Interests:

Behavioural Science and Technology, Computational Social Science, Data Mining and Visualisation, Quantified Self, Cyberpsychology, Social Media

Research Interests

I’m interested in using data obtained from mobile devices, smart wearables, apps and social networks in user profiling, behavior change and developing new research methodology. My projects range from investigating psychological markers of ‘digital footprints’ of behaviour generated by digital devices, developing novel data visualization techniques, and understanding psycho-behavioural implications of using ‘quantified self’ solutions in workplace, healthcare and security. I’m a co-founder of interdisciplinary Psychology Sensor Lab and member of an ESRC-funded Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). More details can be found on my personal website.

PhD Supervision

I am interested in hearing from potential PhD students who are interested in any of the topics listed above (or related), particularly those who are interested in work that crosses boundaries between computational and social science.


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Leading Refereed Journals Papers | Books | Other Outputs

Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Piwek, L., Ellis, D.A., Andrews, S. & Joinson, A. 2016. The Rise of Consumer Health Wearables: Promises and Barriers. PLoS Medicine, 13(2): e1001953. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001953

Piwek, L. & Joinson, A. 2016. What do they snapchat about? Patterns of use in time-limited instant messaging service. Computers in Human Behavior, 54: 358 - 367. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.08.026.

Andrews, S., Ellis, D.A., Shaw H. & Piwek L. 2015. Beyond Self-Report: Tools to Compare Estimated and Real-World Smartphone Use. PLoS ONE, 10(10): e0139004. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139004.

Piwek, L., Joinson, A. & Morvan, J. 2015. The use of self-monitoring solutions amongst cyclists: An online survey and empirical study. Transportation Research Part A, 77:126 - 136. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2015.04.010.

Other Outputs

Joinson, A., Piwek, L. 2016. Technology and the formation of socially positive behaviours. In F. Spotswood (Ed.), Beyond Behaviour Change: Key Issues, Interdisciplinary Approaches and Future Directions. Bristol, Policy Press.

Piwek, L., Petrini, K., & Pollick, F. E. 2015. A dyadic stimulus set of audiovisual affective displays for the study of multisensory, emotional, social interactions. Behavior Research Methods, online first.

Piwek, L., Pollick, F. E. & Petrini, K. 2015. Audiovisual integration of emotional signals from others’ social interactions. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:611.

Petrini, K., Piwek, L., Crabbe, F., Pollick, F. E. & Garrod, S. 2014. Look at those two!: The precuneus role in unattended third-person perspective of social interactions. Human Brain Mapping, 35: 5190 - 5203.

Piwek, L., McKay, L. & Pollick, F. 2014. Empirical evaluation of the uncanny valley hypothesis fails to confirm the predicted effect of motion. Cognition, 130: 271 - 77.