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Dr Paul Calcraft

Head of Data Science and Technology

Paul leads BIT’s technology and data science team. At BIT, Paul has brought three products to market, including our online experimentation platform that has so far collected data from over 300,000 participants to inform public policy. He has also overseen the development of a suite of internal research tools, and run data science projects in children’s social care, and the predictive modelling of loneliness based on public datasets.

Before joining BIT, Paul was a programmer in the web development industry, latterly moving into machine learning and research. He holds a PhD and BSc in Computer Science from the University of Sussex. In his PhD thesis, he used computer simulation to study the evolution of group behaviour in plants and animals.