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The members of ILCC, organised by their role in the institute.

Academic and senior research staff

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

Oberlander

Jon Oberlander, Director: Discourse generation, embodied multimodal interaction, human-robot dialogue, individual differences, social media.


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null Matthew Aylett: Characterful speech synthesis, personification and narrative.

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photo of me Julian Bradfield: Modal and temporal logics, model-checking, concurrency, independence logics, descriptive complexity and set theory, UML and modelling languages, natural language phonology.

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Carletta
Jean Carletta: Dialogue structure; small group interaction; organisational and technological effects on teamworking; methods and tools for corpus linguistics. People, heat, light, and technology in shared spaces.

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Cohen
Shay Cohen: Natural language parsing and machine learning, grammar learning, spectral learning.

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Fourman
Michael Fourman: Formal models of digital systems, system-design tools, proof assistants, categorical semantics, propositional planning.

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 Dragan Gasevic Dragan Gasevic: Learning analytics, learning technologies, Self-regulated and social learning, learning design, higher education policy, computational social science, language technologies

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Goldwater
Sharon Goldwater: Probabilistic (esp. Bayesian) models of language acquisition, unsupervised learning for NLP, phonetics/phonology, morphology.

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Grover
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).

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null Kenneth Heafield: Machine translation, language models, efficient algorithms, and distributed systems

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Keller
Frank Keller: Probabilistic models of cognition, parsing, language production, language acquisition, language-vision interface, eyetracking.

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King
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.

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Klein
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.

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Koehn
Philipp Koehn: Statistical machine translation, machine learning methods to natural language texts, large-scale text processing.

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Lapata
Mirella Lapata: Probabilistic learning for natural language understanding and generation, language grounding, models of vision and language.

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Lascarides
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.

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Lavrenko
Victor Lavrenko: Text search, image/video annotation, novelty detection, non-parametric estimation.

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Lee
John Lee: Multimodal dialogue, graphics in reasoning and learning, computing and cognition in design.

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Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez: Multilingual NLP, formal language theory, machine learning, and algorithms.

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Lucas
Chris Lucas: Inductive learning, causal inference, cognitive development, Bayesian models.

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Matheson
Colin Matheson: Dialogue systems; implementations which take into account the social aspects of interactions.

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Moore Johanna Moore: Computational linguistics (natural language generation, dialogue, and discourse), intelligent systems for education, personalised information presentation, multi-modal interaction, user modeling, knowledge representation.

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Pain
Helen Pain: Intelligent educational and assistive technology, supporting learners with complex communication needs, participatory design, embodied multi-modal interaction,  student modelling.

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 Renals  Steve Renals: Speech recognition, speech synthesis, multimodal interaction, multiparty interaction, machine learning.

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Schweizer
Paul Schweizer: Philosophical logic, the computational paradigm and conceptual foundations of cognitive science and AI, philosophy of mind and language.

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Shillcock
Richard Shillcock: Reading, cognitive modelling, language representation and processing, theory of modelling.

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Shimodaira
Hiroshi Shimodaira: Trainable lifelike conversational agents, Acoustic models for automatic speech recognition, Handwriting recognition.

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Steedman Mark Steedman: Computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, formal grammar, spoken intonation, statistical parsing, spoken language processing, animated conversational agents, computational musical analysis.

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Sutton
Charles Sutton: Machine learning for natural language, structured prediction, graphical modelling, information extraction, probabilistic models of programming languages.

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Thompson
Henry Thompson: Markup languages (XML, SGML) and architectures (Standoff markup, Schema languages, pipelines); Web Architecture; Philosophy of the Web.

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Kami  Vaniea
Kami Vaniea:  Human Computer Interaction Design, Security

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Webber
Bonnie Webber: Discourse structure and its applications, question answering, biomedical informatics, domain adaptation.

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Yamagishi


Junichi Yamagishi: 
Spoken language processing, recognition and synthesis.

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Administrative staff

  • Caroline Hastings: Portfolio Manager. Contact info.
  • Carrie McNamee: Portfolio Manager (Maternity cover).

 

Research staff and postdocs

Most of these staff are employed on projects headed by an academic or senior research staff member; some work on their own independent projects and in a few cases may supervise Ph.D. students.

  • Beatrice Alex: Information extraction, English inclusion detection, mixed-lingual and multi-lingual text analysis, text mining. Contact info. Personal page.

PhD Students

 

  • Ahmed Ali: The British University in Dubai Speech recognition Contact info
  • Clare Llewellyn: Social media, text and data analytics, summarisation, argument mining and digital libraries. Contact info.  Personal page 
  • Andrew McLeod: Computational Music Analysis, Automatic Music Transcription, Natural Language Processing  Contact info. Personal page
  • Sean Moran: Large-scale natural language processing (randomization and streaming algorithms in particular), machine learning and information retrieval. Contact info. Personal page. 
  • Luke Shrimpton (DTA): Streaming Algorithms, Coreference Resolution and Social media. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Philippa Shoemark (CDT): Linguistic alignment & spreading phenomena in social media, Agent-based models of language change  Contact page
  • Arabella Sinclair: Contact info.
  • Mark Sinclair (DTA): Speaker Diarization. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Akash Srivastava: Interactive Machine Learning, Graphical models and Variational Inference. Contact infoPersonal page
  • Pawel Swietojanski: Working on deep architectures in automatic speech recognition. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Leimin Tian: Affective Computing including multimodal emotion recognition, emotion modeling and expressive speech synthesis.   Contact info  Personal page
  • John Torr: Minimalism and Computational Linguistics. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Clara Vania (CDT): Low-resource Machine Translation.   Contact page
  • Pablo Leon Villagra: Representation learning, causal inference, function learning, expertise, generalization, transfer.  Personal page
  • Wolodja Wentland: Multilingual Information Extraction. Contact info.
  • Dominikus Wetzel: Document-level statistical machine translation, co-reference resolution, discourse modelling Contact info.
  • Dominik Wurzer: . Contact info.
  • Xingxing Zhang: Natural Language Generation. Contact info. Personal page

Visitors and honorary members

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