scientist, Centre for Big Data Analysis
2012- Group leader, Language and Language
2010- Senior researcher , Uni Research
2008-09 Research Fellow, School of Computing, Dublin City
Independent researcher; part of Jigsee start-up.
2000-06 Lecturer (permanent academic position), Dept. of
Computing, University of Surrey
1997-99 Full-time PhD student, Dept. of Computing,
University of Surrey
1994-97 Researcher, Dept. of Computing, University of Surrey
1993-94 MSc Neural Computation, University of Stirling
1989-93 MA Linguistics, University of Edinburgh
Summary of Experience
20 years developing and using corpus analysis techniques in
interdisciplinary research projects to improve access to digital
media archives and to develop new modes of humanistic and social
Authored and co-authored 42 refereed papers (mainly
international conferences) and book chapters in corpus
linguistics, narratology, multimodal semiotics, audiovisual
translation and informatics (natural language processing,
multimedia computing, artificial intelligence).
Given 28 keynote lectures, talks and invited seminars in
United Kingdom, Spain, USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico and Japan.
Formed national and international research collaborations
across diverse academic disciplines, and have collaborated with
the BBC, Tate Gallery, Philips and Banff New Media Institute.
Led research groups. Had management responsibilities on nine
EPSRC, EU and NFR projects.
Supervised three PhD students to completion, with one in
progress; external examiner for four PhDs.
Strong software development skills, especially in Java and
Reviewer for journals and conferences in computing (IEEE,
AAAI, ACM), semiotics and audiovisual translation. Project
reviewer for Canadian Foundation for Innovation and UK’s EPSRC.
Developed and delivered five undergraduate and postgraduate
modules on multimedia information retrieval, systems analysis
and design, and digital libraries.
Carried out senior administrative roles: Director of
Admissions, Director of Postgraduate Research, Chair of
Undergraduate Board of Studies, Professional Training Year