I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science. My research interests are focussed on Natural Language Processing. I'm interested in Sentiment Analysis of text, the automatic identification and understanding of metaphor and the effects of pragmatic inference in dialogue processing. More recently I've been investigating the extraction of constraints from text to build formal models for reasoning.
For 2015-2016 I'm teaching the following modules:
I am Deputy Head of School and Head of Student Development and Support for Computer Science. I also chair the College of Engineering and Physical Science's Student Experience Group.
I supervise the following PhD students:
Harish Madabushi Deep knowledge structures for Question Answering
Previous Students:
Dr. Fahd Alotaibi "Fine Grained Named Entity Extraction" (2015)
Dr. Khalid Abdulrahman "Reducing out-of-vocabulary in morphology to improve the accuracy in
Arabic dialects speech recognition" (2015)
Dr. Imran Sarwar Bajwa "A natural language processing approach to generate SBVR and OCL" (2014)
Dr. David Brooks "Unsupervised Natural Language Syntax Induction from Corpora" (2007)
Dr. Daniel Winchester "Cross-document coreference and proper names" (2005)
External Examiner Appointments:
School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford (2014-)
School of Computing, University of West London BSc. Computing BSc. Mobile Computing (2014-)
Information School, University of Sheffield MSc. Information Systems (2011-2014)