Dr. Phillip Smith


I am the Head of Student Development and Support in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham.

Research Interests

I am interested in natural language processing, in particular, sentiment analysis. I'm looking into how discourse function affects supervised machine learning classifiers trained to tackle this problem.

I have an Erdős number of 4.


In the 2020/21 academic year I am teaching Programming for Data Science, Storing and Managing Data, and I am the module coordinator for the Data Science Group Project module.

Office Hour

Given the university has temporarily gone virtual, please get in contact if you wish to discuss anything.