Phone number: 0121 204 3473
Room Number: MB 265G
I studied my BSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. My doctoral degree was sponsored by the Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) Award administered by the CVCP (now Universities UK). From 1999 till 2001, I worked at the Department of Information Technology at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic, teaching natural language processing, machine translation, Prolog programming and elementary Chinese. I also collaborated with Professor Karel Pala in knowledge representation and concept organisation in WordNet-like lexical databases.
I have been in the School of Engineering & Applied Science (EAS) at Aston University since October 2001 where I have taught a range of undergraduate programming-related courses, including Java programming, client-side Internet computing and natural language processing, and supervised PhD students. Since September 2008, I have been the champion for pedagogical research for EAS.
I am the module tutor for:
I also involve in the teaching of:
I am the Year Tutor for the BSc in Computing Science Stage 2 programme. I am also the Deputy Programme Director for Computer Science Postgraduate Taught Programmes.
My current research is in the areas of Engineering Education, E-Assessment, Terminology and Machine Translation. I am interested in areas of Technology Enhanced Learning and Assessment, Knowledge Representation, Word Sense Disambiguation and Machine Translation. My doctorate research was in the area of Computational Linguistics involving Lexical-Functional Grammar and Machine Translation.
Current PhD students:
I am available to supervise new suitable applicants in the following areas:
Senior Fellow of the HEA
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