Dr Andrew Smith
Leximancer Chief Scientist

Adjunct Researcher in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at UQ, and Senior Research Officer in the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) in the UQ Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Web: www.leximancer.com

Andrew Smith is the creator of Leximancer, a software application for text analysis. His early research training was in Physics, with a Ph.D. from The University of Queensland in 1993. From 1993 to 2000 Andrew worked in the IT industry mostly in positions where he has worked closely with users.

In 2000 he undertook a research Masters degree in Information Science in order to develop a robust computational system for quantifying and visualising the conceptual information in large text collections.

He is now working on new ways to visualise and quantify the temporal dynamics of communication with the Thinking Systems team at UQ, as well as an automated document library system for use in various criminal intelligence applications with a team from ISSR. He will continue to play a leading role in driving the Leximancer technology forward as Chief Scientist of Leximancer Pty Ltd.