Dr Lorenzo Lane
I am currently interested in the following areas of research:
- Social Computing (with particular interest in development of online collaborative tools to support mathematical knowledge production)
- Artificial Intelligence (Understanding creativity, use of metaphor and analogy)
- Mathematics (Focusing on collaboration, interdisciplinarity and knowledge transfer between mathematical communities)
- Cognitive linguistics (Application of cognitive grammar to the study of conceptual spaces in mathematics)
- Ethnographic research (Documenting working processes of research mathematicians within Institutional contexts)
- Sociology (Social studies of mathematical communities)
- Novel writing: Currently working on "Prisoner of a memory", "The measure" and "A poem in silence"
- Poetry: Currently working on "The catch" - A series of Poems based around social justice and homelessness in the UK.
- Running: I'm a keen distance runner
[2013-2016] PhD, Sociology, University of Edinburgh Thesis Title: Bridging worlds: Translating, creating and communicating mathematical knowledge
Supervised by Professor. Donald Mackenzie, Dr Jane Calvert
[2011-2013] MA (A+, Distinction), Linguistic Anthropology, University of British Columbia.
Supervised by Professor Patrick Moore.
[2007-2010] BA (Hons), First class, Archaeology and Anthropology, St John’s College, Oxford University
Supervised by Professor Paul Dresch.
 Post-Doctoral Researcher, CS Department, University of Oxford
[2014-2015] Researcher, Microsoft Research, Cambridge and Reading
 Researcher, Department of computer science, University of Oxford
 Researcher at Sustainability department, Greenest City Scholar, City of Vancouver, British Columbia
Lane, L. (2014) Guide Dogs Study: Report on Observations, MSR, Microsoft Ltd. (Confidential)
Lane, L. (2014) Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Study: Report on Observations, University of Oxford (Unpublished)
Lane, L. (2014) Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Study: Executive report.