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

Academic biography

My expertise lies in the field of Natural Language Processing. I am an experienced research leader, having been a PI on Enterprise Ireland and Irish Research Council projects and a Funded Investigator in the Science-Foundation-Ireland-funded CNGL and its successor centre, ADAPT. Since 2019, I am a named supervisor in the SFI-funded CRT, ml-labs, and,  in 2020, I secured an SFI-funded Frontiers for the Future award. I have supervised seven PhD students to completion, and am currently supervising six PhD students. I have authored 80+ peer-reviewed publications on topics including parsing, social media text analysis, sentiment analysis, question answering and Irish language resources. I am a regular programme committee member for the main conferences in my field, and from 2016 to 2019, I served on the executive board of the Association for Computational Linguistics. I enjoy teaching Natural Language Processing to students on the B.Sc. in Data Science programme and introductory python programming to students on the B.Sc. in Computing for Business programme. I am the Chair of the Computing for Business programme.