I am thrilled to have just joined Leeds Beckett University. My mission is to drive up research and lead the University's next research assessment (REF 2029) submission in computer science.

Joined L3S Research Center as Visiting Professor

I am delighted to be spending 2023 as a visiting professor in L3S in Hannover, while maintaining a part-time research-only position at Huddersfield. I look forward to working with Wolfgang Nejdl, Soeren Auer, Maria-Esther Vidal and other great researchers in Hannover.  

IEEE Fellow!

 I just learned that I was elected Fellow of IEEE for my contributions to knowledge representation (as part of AI) and the semantic web. Clearly happy for the recognition of my work. 

New partnership with Locala

 In May 2021 a new research partnership was established between my team and Locala . The idea is to develop an AI-based triaging system for the podiatry service of Locala. If this 1-year pilot project is successful, we will follow up with further initiatives.

NHS AI Lab grant for our ADHD work!

 I am delighted that the inaugural call of Call of AI for Health and Care , a core activity of the new NHS AI lab that seeks to revolutionize the National Health System through the use of AI technologies, has selected our work to be funded. It was fiercely competitive call (under 8% acceptance rate) and ours was the only successful proposal focusing solely on mental health. Very encouraging.  See: University of Huddersfield press release National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) press release

IEEE ICKG 2020 still accepting submissions!

I'm glad to serve as PC Co-Chair of  IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Graph (ICKG 2020) originally planned to be held in Nanjing, China. I doubt the conference will be held in a physical form this year, but let's see. Anyway, the deadline is 30 April.