Academic & senior research staff

These are the staff members who are primarily responsible for supervising PhD students and overseeing research projects in ILCC. Academic staff also have teaching responsibilities.

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Jon Oberlander

Director of Institute.

Discourse generation, embodied multimodal interaction, human-robot dialogue, individual differences, social media.

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Matthew Aylett Characterful speech synthesis, personification and narrative. Personal page
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Benjamin Bach Interactive data visualizations for networks and temporal data, storytelling, immersive analytics

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Julian Bradfield Modal and temporal logics, model-checking, concurrency, independence logics, descriptive complexity and set theory, UML and modelling languages, natural language phonology. Personal page
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Shay Cohen Natural language parsing and machine learning, grammar learning, spectral learning. Personal page
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Michael Fourman Formal models of digital systems, system-design tools, proof assistants, categorical semantics, propositional planning. Personal page
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Dragan Gasevic Learning analytics, learning technologies, Self-regulated and social learning, learning design, higher education policy, computational social science, language technologies Personal page
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Sharon Goldwater Probabilistic (esp. Bayesian) models of language acquisition, unsupervised learning for NLP, phonetics/phonology, morphology. Personal page
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Claire Grover Text analytics (information extraction, text mining, bioinformatics), XML tools for text processing, text processing for cultural heritage, semantic web, methods and tools for corpus linguistics, computational linguistics (parsing, grammar engineering). Personal page
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Barry Haddow Statistical machine translation Personal page
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Kenneth Heafield Machine translation, language models, efficient algorithms, and distributed systems Personal page
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Robin Hill  Multimodal communication, visual cognition, eye tracking, cognitive science, psycholinguistics, human computer/robot interaction, gerontechnology and neuropolitics. Personal Page
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Frank Keller Probabilistic models of cognition, parsing, language production, language acquisition, language-vision interface, eyetracking. Personal page
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Simon King Speech synthesis; new acoustic models for speech recognition; the use of articulatory information for speech recognition and synthesis; phonological/acoustic/articulatory features for speech processing. Personal page
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Ewan Klein Computational approaches to natural language semantics, syntax, prosody and phonology; spoken language processing; communicating with mobile robots and embodied devices; the Semantic Web and ontologies. Personal page
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Philipp Koehn Statistical machine translation, machine learning methods to natural language texts, large-scale text processing. Personal page
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Mirella Lapata Probabilistic learning for natural language understanding and generation, language grounding, models of vision and language. Personal page
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Alex Lascarides Computational semantics and pragmatics, probabilistic modelling of semantics, discourse and dialogue processing, communication with non-verbal actions, models of action and decision making. Personal page
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John Lee Multimodal dialogue, graphics in reasoning and learning, computing and cognition in design. Personal page
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Adam Lopez Multilingual NLP, formal language theory, machine learning, and algorithms. Personal page
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Chris Lucas Inductive learning, causal inference, cognitive development, Bayesian models. Personal page
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Walid Magdy Information retrieval, Social computing, Social media, Data mining, Arabic NLP Personal page
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Johanna Moore Computational linguistics (natural language generation, dialogue, and discourse), intelligent systems for education, personalised information presentation, multi-modal interaction, user modeling, knowledge representation. Personal page
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Helen Pain Intelligent educational and assistive technology, supporting learners with complex communication needs, participatory design, embodied multi-modal interaction,  student modelling. Personal page
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Steve Renals Speech recognition, speech synthesis, multimodal interaction, multiparty interaction, machine learning.

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Paul Schweizer Philosophical logic, the computational paradigm and conceptual foundations of cognitive science and AI, philosophy of mind and language.  
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Rico Sennrich Machine translation, natural language processing, deep learning . Personal page
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Richard Shillcock Reading, cognitive modelling, language representation and processing, theory of modelling. Personal page
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Hiroshi Shimodaira Trainable lifelike conversational agents, Acoustic models for automatic speech recognition, Handwriting recognition. Personal page
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Mark Steedman Computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, formal grammar, spoken intonation, statistical parsing, spoken language processing, animated conversational agents, computational musical analysis. Personal page
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Charles Sutton Machine learning for natural language, structured prediction, graphical modelling, information extraction, probabilistic models of programming languages. Personal page
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Henry Thompson Markup languages (XML, SGML) and architectures (Standoff markup, Schema languages, pipelines); Web Architecture; Philosophy of the Web. Personal page
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Ivan Titov Statistical modeling for natural language understanding,  syntactic and semantic parsing of natural language,  machine learning for NLP, probabilistic models of graph-structured data, multilingual NLP Personal page
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Kami Vaniea Human Computer Interaction, Security, Privacy. Personal page
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Bonnie Webber Discourse structure and its applications, question answering, biomedical informatics, domain adaptation. Personal page
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Maria Wolters eHealth for people with long term conditions, human-computer  interaction, assistive technology Personal page
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Junichi Yamagishi Spoken language processing, recognition and synthesis. Personal page