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

Research staff

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

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

Dr Victoria Yaneva – Research Associate
Interests: language disorders, psycholinguistics, readability assessment
Room: MC130


Administrative staff

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


Yvonne SkalbanYvonne Skalban – Project & Funding Administrator – PA to Prof Mitkov
Responsible for:  Generating new funding opportunities; Assisting with the project management of existing projects; Support PA to Prof Mitkov
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


Mireille Makary – PhD student (part-time)
Interests: information retrieval
Room: MC130

Shiva Taslimipoor – PhD student
Interests: Processing Multiword Expressions, Context Similarity Investigations, Data Extraction from Comparable Corpora
Room: MC130


Hanna Bechara – PhD student
Interests: Statistical Machine Translation, Quality Estimation for Machine Translation, Automatic Post-editing
Room: MC130


Omid Rohanian- PhD Student
Interests: Text Mining, Natural Language Generation, Data Analysis, Natural Language Processing
Room: MC130


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



Mohammad Alharbi- PhD Student
Interests: Arabic Language processing, Computational Linguistics, Arabic text readability measurement , Arabic Corpus Analysis, Text Smplification , teaching Arabic as  a foreign language
Room: MC132




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