NaCTeM
Name & Position Contact
Prof. Sophia Ananiadou

Director
sophia.ananiadou
at manchester.ac.uk
Mr. John McNaught

Deputy Director
jock.mcnaught
at manchester.ac.uk
Mr. Paul Thompson

Research staff

Corpus Annotation,
Information Extraction
paul.thompson
at manchester.ac.uk
Dr. Nhung Nguyen

Presidential Fellow

Coreference Resolution,
Relation Extraction
nhung.nguyen
at manchester.ac.uk

Prof. Jun'ichi Tsujii

Professor
NaCTeM Scientific Advisor

Co-affiliated with National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

j.tsujii
at manchester.ac.uk
Dr. Sam Taylor

Software Engineer

samuel.taylor
at manchester.ac.uk
Dr. Qianqian Xie

Research Staff

Text Summarisation,
Machine Learning
qianqian.xie
at manchester.ac.uk
Dr. Ken Yano

Research staff (AIRC, Japan and NaCTeM)

Information Extraction,
Machine Translation,
Machine Learning
yano.ken
at aist.go.jp

PhD Students

Name & Research Details Contact
Mr. Jiarun Cao

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Co-supervisors: Professor Niels Peek and Professor Andrew Renehan
Research Topic: Neural information extraction for literature-based discovery of cancer mechanisms
Funding Source: CRUK ICED award (MERCADO) studentship
jiarun.cao
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Mr. Panagiotis Georgiadis

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Co-supervisor: Professor Junichi Tsujii
Research Topic: Neural event extraction from scientific discourse
Funding Source: Industrial CASE-award (EPSRC) in collaboration with Atypon
panagiotis.georgiadis-2
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Mr. Boyang Liu

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Argument Mining from Scientific Literature
boyang.liu-2
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Mr. Zheheng Luo

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Text Summarization, Topic Modelling
zheheng.luo
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Mr. Jake Vasilakes

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Context-aware information extraction from scientific text
Funding Source: President's Doctoral Scholar Award
jake.vasilakes
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Ms. Laura Vasquez-Rodriguez

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Document-level Text Simplification
Funding Source: University of Manchester Computer Science Department Scholarship
laura.vasquezrodriguez
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Mr. Guanghao Yang

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou and and Professor Jun'ichi Tsujii
Research Topic: TBD
guanghao.yang
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Mr. Kailai Yang

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou and Professor Jun'ichi Tsujii
Research Topic: Emotion Detection
kailai.yang
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Mr. Chenhan Yuan

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: TBD
Funding Source: University of Manchester Computer Science Department Scholarship
chenhan.yuan
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Mr. Tianlin Zhang

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Text mining for mental health
tianlin.zhang
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Alumni

NameYear GraduatedDegreeCurrent Position
Katerina Frantzi1998PhDProfessor of Informatics and Director of the Informatics Laboratory, Department of Mediterranean Studies, School of Humanities, University of Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
Diana Maynard2000PhDSenior Research Fellow, Natural Language Processing Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield
Kostas Manios2001MPhilSoftware Developer, JRC, Seville
Goran Nenadic2003PhDProfessor, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester.
Irena Spasic2004PhDProfessor, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University.
Xinkai Wang2011PhDResearch Associate, St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London
Raheel Nawaz2012PhDProfessor and Pro Vice Chancellor - Digital Transformation, Staffordshire University
Riza Theresa B. Batista-Navarro2014PhDSenior Lecturer in Text Mining, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Claudiu Mihaila2014PhDSenior Data Scientist, Smartology.net, London
Georgios Kontonatsios2014PhDPrincipal NLP Data Scientist, Chattermill, London
Dimitris Piliouras2014MPhilSoftware Developer, University of Manchester
Noha Alnazzawi2016PhDAssistant Professor, Yanbu Industrial College, Saudi Arabia
Max (Yuanhan) Mo2016MPhilResearch Associate, University of Oxford
Chrysoula Zerva2018PhDPostdoctoral Researcher, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Lisbon, Portugal
Kurt Junshean Espinosa2019PhD
Meizhi Ju2019PhDTencent, China
Yifei Wang2019PhDResearch Associate, Big Data Analytics Research Group, University of Hull
Fenia Christopoulou2020PhDResearch Scientist, Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, London
Thy Thy Tran2020PhDPostdoctoral Researcher, UKP Lab, Technical University of Darmstadt
Maolin Li2021PhDDeep Learning Researcher, MediaTek, Cambridge
Hassan Alhuzali2021PhDAssistant Professor, Umm Al-Qura University
Erxue Min2022PhD