Current Members of the Research Group

Head of the group

Prof Ruslan Mitkov – Professor in computational linguistics and Head of the research group
Interests: anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, centering, machine translation
Room: MC138


Academic staff

Prof Gloria Corpas Pastor – Visiting professor
Interests: corpus-based translation studies, translation technologies, translator training, phraseology, lexicography, terminology, e-resources and virtual learning environments (VLE)
Room: MC139

Dr Le An Ha – Senior Lecturer
Interests: automatic terminology processing, word segmentation
Room: MC134

Prof Patrick Hanks – Part time professor, Co-investigator, DVC project
Interests: lexicography and lexicology; corpus-driven lexical analysis; mapping meaning onto word use; textual entailment; distributional semantics; creative and innovative use of language; similes, metaphors, metonymy, and all kinds of figurative language;also personal names: origin and history of family names
Room: MC133

Dr Michael Oakes – Reader in Computational Linguistics
Interests: Statistics for Corpus Linguistics, Information Retrieval, Authorship Attribution
Room: MC137

me.resizedDr. Constantin Orasan – Reader in Computational Linguistics & Deputy head of the research group
Interests: automatic summarisation, translation memories, machine learning, question answering, corpora, user interfaces
Room: MC139

Dr Emad Mohamed– Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics & Translation Technology

Interests Computational Linguistics, Machine Translation, Translation Technology, Corpus Linguistics, Arabic (Computational & Corpus) Linguistics, Digital Humanities, Cultural Analytics

Room: MC137

Dr Sara Moze – Lecturer in Computational Lexicology
Interests: Corpus linguistics, mono- and bilingual lexicology and lexicography, contrastive grammar, cognitive linguistics, Frame Semantics, morphosyntactic and syntactic annotation, semantic role labeling
Room: MC133


Research staff

Richard Evans – Research Fellow
Interests: syntactic simplification, information extraction and named entity recognition
Room: MC132

Dr Victoria Yaneva – Lecturer
Interests: language disorders, psycholinguistics, readability assessment
Room: MC132


Administrative staff

Dr Amanda Bloore – Project and Funding Officer/PA to Professor Mitkov
Responsible for:Responsible for: PA to Professor Mitkov, Administrator for Computational Linguistics, support for Masters students and PhD students, generating new funding opportunities, assisting with the project management of existing projects
Room: MC135

April picture.resizedApril Harper – PA to Professor Mitkov/Research Administrator
Responsible for: PA to Professor Mitkov, Research Administrator for Computational Linguistics, support for Masters students and PhD students, Editorial Assistant for the journal ‘Natural Language Engineering’
Room: MC135

Kate Wilson – Project Officer / PA to Professor Mitkov
Responsible for: To provide support to the administration and financial monitoring of various EC-funded, US-funded and UK research council-funded projects, to assist in the writing of project proposals and bids, to provide support to the Director of RIILP and the different project managers.
Room: MC135

Emma Franklin – Part-time PA and Research Assistant
Interests: corpus linguistics; discourse analysis; language and identity; genre analysis
Room: MC135


PhD students

Najah Albaqawi – PhD student
Interests: Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Corpus linguistics, Phonetics, Morpho-syntax, Language and dialects, Language Acquisition, Phenomena of language contact, Gulf pidgin Arabic
Room: MC130

Ha Bui- PhD Student
Interests: Anaphora resolution, Linguistic Semantics, Computational Linguistics, Applications of Types, Proofs, Categories theories and (functional) programming languages.
Room: MC130

Maria Kunilovskaya – PhD student
Interests:translation quality, parallel corpora, empirical translation studies, learner translator corpora, text linguistics, contrastive analysis, computational grammar
Room: MC130


Sandra Elfiky- PhD Student (part-time)
Interests: Computational Linguistics, Corpora Construction, Annotation and Automatic Terminology Processing.
Room: MC130

Ahmed Omer- PhD Student
Interests: Computational Linguistics, Computational Stylometry, Arabic Corpus Analysis, Text Mining, Information Retrieval
Room: MC132

Alistair Plum
Interests: Information Extraction, Machine Translation, Sentiment Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Quantitative Linguistics.
Room:  MC130

Tharindu Ranasinghe
Interests: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data mining and Recommender Systems
Room:  MC130

Omid Rohanian – PhD Student
Interests: Sequence Labelling, Identification of Multiword Expressions, Figurative Language, Sentiment Analysis
Room: MC130


Hadeel Saadany- PhD Student

Interests: Semantic Parsing, Machine Learning, Fake News Detection, Arabic Computational Linguistics, Deep Learning Architectures

Room: MC132

Visiting researchers

Branislava Sandrih – visiting researcher and JNLE Editorial assistant

Interests: Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning; Text Classification (Authorship Identification, Sentiment Analysis, Hate Speech Detection, and more), Terminology Extraction, NLP tools and resources for Serbian