Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Dr Jeff Dalton
Lecturer (tenure-track Assistant Professor)
His main research interests focus on the intersection of natural language understanding and information seeking for complex tasks.

PhD Students

Carlos Gemmell
Develops new machine learning methods to deepen human-machine collaboration by breaking down structured tasks like programming into a conversation.

Yola Jones (joint with MVLS)
Develops machine learning to predict those at risk of sudden death and other catastrophic events using electronic health records and focusing on cardiovascular disease.

Iain Mackie
Develops new methods based on deep learning for information extraction and knowledge-centric ranking tasks.

Paul Owoicho
Studies the use of mixed-initiative and feedback for open-domain Conversational Information Seeking.

Federico Rossetto
Develops new methods for Music Representation Learning and Conditional Conversation Generation.

Francesco Dalla Serra (joint with Canon & Dr Deligianni)
Develops multi-modal visual question answering for medical applications as part of his industrial PhD in conjunction with Canon Medical.

MSci Students

Sophie Fisher
She develops multi-modal task-oriented conversational agents with focus on supporting question answering, recommendation and social chit-chat elements. Just like her bots, she likes to talk to people.

Research Assistants

Alessandro Speggiorin
Develops a framework for knowledge-grounded data collection to train deep learning models for conversational QA, information extraction and knowledge grounded reasoning.

Visiting Researchers

Gijs Hendriksen
Develops methods for extracting structured data from web pages using deep learning models.

Ivan Sekulic
Worked on domain adaptation for the GRILLBot project. He also collaborates with other lab members on different research efforts.

Academic Collaborators

Past Lab Members