Edward Abel

Position: Assistant Professor SDU
Categories: Computer Science, Humanities
Location: Southern Jutland and parts of Western Jutland (6000-6999)


I studied Computer Science as an Undergraduate and PhD student in England before moving to Denmark to become an assistant professor. Now, I explore research within Data Science and Information Science, within areas including decision support systems and explainable AI, personalisation and recommender systems, and data wrangling. I explore such topics from their technical perspectives along with consideration of their humanistic impact within society, and how this may in turn feedback to, and interplay with, technical concerns. I envisage potential to provide mentorship discourse within areas including, pursuing a PhD, consideration of data science within the Humanities, Personalisation & Explainable AI, Decision Support Systems, studying/working abroad, and Programming in R.


My motivations for joining the program include looking to support emerging data scientists by sharing my data science and academic experiences. At the same time, I anticipate opportunities for having my own perspectives and perceptions expanded, contributing to a joint continuous learning journey. I’m motivated to give back to the community whilst also having an opportunity to hopefully develop my supervisory and mentoring skills. Additionally, as someone who moved to Denmark only a few years ago I’m keen to learn more about those perusing data science endeavours within the county.

Skills, expertise, and interests

  • Data science
  • Data analytics
  • Data visualisation
  • Big data
  • Data management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Causality and explainability
  • Software engineering
  • Social (data) science
  • PhD advice

Programming languages and software

  • R