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I am currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and a member of the ADAPT research centre. Prior to taking up my appointment at DCU in 2019, I was a Lecturer at the School of Computer Science, Maynooth University.
From 2014- 2017, I was a Research Fellow, Adjunct Lecturer and Research Unit Leader at the INSIGHT Center for Data Analytics, NUI Galway (NUIG), where I led the Knowledge Discovery Unit focusing on the specific research areas of: Natural Language Processing, Data Visualization and Knowledge Discovery from heterogeneous data sources (text and graph). I was Principle Investigator of two SFI co-funded Targeted Projects and coordinated a 3 year Horizon 2020 Innovation Action – SSIX – Social Sentiment Financial Indexes – Grant No 645425.
My core expertise intersects with Natural Language Processing and Knowledge creation and development . My research interests include: NLP for social media, Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis and in particular Natural Language Generation (Data2Text system). While I have diversified my research interests in recent years, information extraction continues to be a core interest of mine, having had extensive experience in the fields of Ontology Based Information Extraction and Semantic Annotation.