I am a Reader in Informatics, Edinburgh. My research interests include Social Media, Machine Translation, Machine Learning and large-scale processing of data (streaming algorithms, randomisation, Hadoop etc).
Would you like to do a Phd with me? well, we now have 10 funded places. Apply today! Data Science Ph.D. programme. We also have regular PhD positions (and usually take around 12 -- 20 students each year).
For 2013 -- 2014 I am on sabbatical leave at The Center for Language and Speech Processing, at Johns Hopkins.
Mini site summarising some of our ongoing event detection work.
ReDiTes Project A joint venture between: Aston, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loughborough and Sheffield.
Cross Project. This is a joint venture between Edinburgh and Glasgow and deals with real-time first story detection in Social Media.