Our PhD students

Cohort 1 (2019)

Thomas Green

Industry partner: Tribepad

Supervisor: Dr Diana Maynard

Project title: Using NLP to Resolve Mismatches Between Jobseekers and Positions in Recruitment

William Ravenscroft

Industry partner: 3M

Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Hain

Project title: Mixed audio quality meeting transcription for highly reverberant environments

Megan Thomas

Industry partner: Apple

Supervisor: Dr Heidi Christensen

Project title: Speech Technologies and health, explorations and applications

Peter Vickers

Industry partner: Amazon

Supervisor: Dr Loic Barrault

Project title: Common-Sense Reasoning from Multimodal Data

Danae Sánchez Villegas

Industry partner: Emotech

Supervisor: Dr Nikos Aletras

Project title: Multimodal Social Media Analysis

Sebastian Vincent

Industry partner: ZOO Digital

Supervisor: Dr Carolina Scarton

Project title: Communication Accommodation in Machine Translation

Rosa Wainwright

Industry partner: ZOO Digital

Supervisor: Prof. Aline Villavicencio

Project title: Collecting and using cognitively annotated natural language datasets to detect idiomatic expressions

Hussein Yusufali

Industry partner: Apple

Supervisor: Prof. Roger Moore

Project title: Continuous End-to-End Streaming TTS as a Communications Aid for Individuals with Speaking Difficulties but Normal Mobility

Cohort 2 (2020)

Ahmed Alajrami

Research Interests: a broad range of topics in NLP such as Information Extraction, Question Answering and Text Summarisation.

Jonathan Clayton

Research Interests: speech generation, especially within the domain of assistive communication devices, and additionally, in information extraction from text.

George Close

Research Interests: automatic speech recognition and computational analysis of text information.

Tomas Goldsack

Research Interests: the use of machine learning techniques for NLP problems, particularly on social media.

Edward Gow-Smith

Research Interests: broadly NLP

Sam Hollands

Research Interests: medical application of speech technologies and their ethical and non-profit dissemination into society.

Guanyu Huang

Research Interests: creativity in language education and improve the quality of intercultural communication through the use of SLTs.

Rhiannon Mogridge

Research Interests: currently I'm interested in broadening my knowledge of speech and language technologies as a whole.

Kyle Reed

Research Interests: techniques for retrieving information from written documents and using this information in tasks such as question-answering or identifying misinformation spread.

Josh Smith

Research Interests: I am new to the field, but have particular interest in speech processing and technology.

Melissa Thong

Research Interests: social media analysis eg. propaganda, stance, abuse detection (more socially driven topics). I also am interested in language related topics eg. translation, reasoning.

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