Dr Nikos Aletras

Lecturer in Natural Language Processing

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 1911

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Nikos Aletras is a Lecturer in Natural Language Processing (NLP) in the Computer Science Department at the University of Sheffield, co-affiliated with the Machine Learning (ML) group. Previously, he was a research scientist at Amazon (Core ML and Alexa) and a research associate at UCL, Department of Computer Science, Media Futures Group. He completed a PhD in NLP at the University of Sheffield. His research interests are in NLP, Machine Learning and Data Science. He develops text analysis methods to solve problems in other scientific areas such as (computational) social and legal science.


Research interests

  • NLP
  • Computational Social Science
  • Legal NLP
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning

Research grants

  • UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Speech and Language Technologies and their Applications, EPSRC, 04/2019 to 09/2027, £5,508,850, as Co-PI
  • Bergamot: Browser-based Multilingual Translation, EC H2020, 01/2019 to 12/2021, £473,113, as Co-PI
  • Innovation Next Generation Services Through Collaborative Design, ESRC, 12/2018 to 11/2020, £284,926, as Co-PI
  • Journalist-in-the-Loop Machine Learning as a Service for Rumour Analysis, Google, 11/2018 to 12/2019, £44,642, as Co-PI
  • Alexa Fellowship, Amazon, 08/2018 to 08/2021, £73,000, as Co-PI