Primary Department
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Assistant Professor
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number

Academic biography

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 charged with managing the SW1 work package of the SFI Insight Grant.   In addition, I was Principle Investigator of two SFI co-funded Targeted Projects (Elsevier and DataLive, respectively) and coordinated a 3 year Horizon 2020 Innovation Action “ SSIX - Social Sentiment Financial Indexes. 

Research interests

My core expertise intersects with Natural Language Processing, Ontology Engineering and Data Visualization. Other research interests include: NLP for social media, cross lingual opinion mining from social media for the finance and political domains and combining visualization and textualisation using Natural Language Generation.   While I have diversified my research interests in recent years, information extraction continues to be a core interest of mine having over eight years research experience in Ontology Based Information Extraction and Semantic Annotation.  I continue to be very passionate about NLP frameworks (completing all certification exams for the GATE - General Architecture for Text Engineering framework). I am particularly interested in conducting more research into Open Architectures for Text Generation.