I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Hull, Yorkshire, UK, where I lead the Big Data Analytics Research group.
I am also currently Director of Research for Computer Science and Technology and Aura CDT Theme lead for "Big data, sensors and digitalisation for the offshore environment".
Before coming to Hull, I was a Research Fellow in the The Interaction Lab at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. I have a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Bremen, Germany.
My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and natural language processing (NLP), particularly in the areas of data-to-text and natural language generation (NLG), interactive systems, assistive technologies,
and domain transfer and adaptability for data analytics in a wider AI context. I have spent the last few years working with neural networks as a primary algorithm family but have previously worked with graphical models, clustering and
Most recently I have become interested in applying AI and NLP in "useful" contexts such as mental health and
the environment, particularly towards sustainability. I am interested in the digitalisation of the offshore wind industry to
make wind turbines more reliable. I am also interested in the effects of human activity on water quality and the forecasting of
natural events such as floods. When I have time I do some research in digital conservation using AI and text classification.