Rob Procter was formerly the Director of the Manchester University eResearch Centre and is now a Computer Science Professor at Warwick Univeristy. Rob’s primary research focuses on the impact of social media on individuals, organisations and society. Rob led a team involving the Guardian and the LSE on ‘Reading the Riots’ which analysed tweets sent during the August 2011 London riots. This award-winning project won recognition at both the Data Journalism Awards and the Online Media Awards. Rob also works on the Pheme project, which is developing computational tools to help journalists assess the authenticity of information posted in social media. Rob’s other research interests include urban science. He is a member of the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress.