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Michael Taylor

Digital Science
Head of Metrics Development
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mike is an innovator in scholarly metrics and social impact. Since getting involved in altmetrics in 2011, Mike has written several papers on the subject, conducted much research and is working towards a PhD with Mike Thelwall at Wolverhampton University. His proudest professional moment has been talking at the AAAS on social impact, and being invited to participate in a seminar at the EC, and being a founder member of the Altmetrics Conference organizing committee.
Mike worked at Elsevier until 2016 in their Metrics and Analytics group, where he researched and developed a variety of metrics using heterogenous data.
He is co-chair of the NISO Working Group on non-traditional research outputs metrics and identifiers. Previously he collaborated with two groups of academics in the EU and US on two sponsored research projects in the area of social impact and semantic assertion modelling. Before joining the Metrics and Analytics group, he was in the Elsevier Labs group, and before that in a variety of technology groups throughout Elsevier.
Mike has been involved in many open initiatives over the last few years, most notably contributing to the architecture of the Orcid repository and API prior to its launch.
Mike is the co-founder of ElevenOne Theatre and an active director, producer, writer and actor.