Research Group Members

Academic Staff

Frank Dr Frank Hopfgartner
Head of Group
Tel: 0114 2222658
My research to date can be placed in the intersection of information systems (e.g., information retrieval and recommender systems), content analysis and data science. I have (co-) authored over 150 publications in above mentioned research fields, including a book on smart information systems, various book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences and workshops. To date, I have successfully acquired over £1 Million in research funding from national and international sources to support my research.
Dave Cameron Dr David Cameron
Tel: 0114 2222644
Room 232
Alessandro Checco Dr Alessandro Checco
Tel: 0114 2222674
Room 232
Paul Clough Professor Paul Clough
Tel: 0114 2222664
Room 226
I research the development of effective retrieval technologies that support users as they seek to fulfil their information needs. Specifically I have carried out research in the areas of multilingual retrieval, image search, geographic information retrieval, search log analysis and the evaluation of search systems. Another area of my research focuses on originality and attribution in digital media, in particular on text re-use and plagiarism detection.
Paula Goodale Paula Goodale
My main research interest is in the needs and seeking behaviours of users in digital environments, including digital libraries, cultural heritage collections, and other information spaces. I am also interested in how people use and curate the information they find.
Peter Holdridge Peter Holdridge
Tel: 0114 2222698
Room 227
I focus on Educational Informatics and e-Learning - including the creation/application of learning technologies. I am interested in accounting for cognitive style in networked learning systems.
Suvodeep Mazumdar Dr Suvodeep Mazumdar
Tel: 0114 2222697
Room 210
My research explores developing techniques and mechanisms for reducing the barrier for user communities in understanding and enriching very large complex multidimensional datasets. I conduct inter-disciplinary research on highly engaging, interactive and visual mechanisms in conjunction with complex querying techniques for seamless navigation, exploration and understanding of complex datasets. I have carried out research in a variety of domains such as aerospace engineering, emergency response, event management and smart cities.
Ziqi Zhang Dr Ziqi Zhang
Tel: 0114 2222657
Room 209
My research addresses methods that enable machines to extract human knowledge from text, to represent such knowledge in a structured representation that is understandable and usable by machines. This ultimately enhances our capability of processing and sense-making of very large-scale data, improving decision making. Specifically, this include but is not limited to: Information Extraction, Semantic Web and Linked Data, knowledge graphs, and social media analytics.

Research Staff

Monica Monica Lestari Paramita
I am working on a project to evaluate search capabilities of Europeana. I am also working on a PhD to investigate methods for identifying cross-lingual similarity in Wikipedia.

PhD Researchers

man Faisal Alvi
woman Omaima Fallatah
man Philip Webster
I am researching entity-based methods for assisting users with search and discovery of web archives. I am working with staff from the UK National Archives to develop novel methods for accessing the UK Government Web Archive.
man Zhixue Zhao
My research interests are focused on handling unbalanced data and limited data in the task of hateful speech classification. I am examining the effects of different transfer learning strategies on improving models when using limited data. I am also interested in applying my research to other natural language processing and deep learning methods with the view to mitigate the destructive effects of poor training data.
woman Mengdie Zhuang
My research interests are user modeling, affective computation, and information retrieval. I am working on a project to predict user perception of engagement through user behaviour in information retrieval.