Teaching a variety of modules ranging from an introduction to programming to the development of mobile web applications.
Research focuses on the areas of information visualisation, particularly for qualitative data, the question of how to give a user an overview over a given data-set, and the user evaluation of interactive information retrieval systems.
Working on the PATHS project that aims to develop novel user-interfaces for accessing digital Cultural Heritage collections.
Working on the PROMISE EU project with a focus on developing an evaluation framework and test-bed for Interactive Information Retrieval.
My work focused on developing an automatic geo-referencing system for historical records. This made it possible to automatically locate historic documents for a given place or area. In addition I developed some sample applications, such as the Domesday on a Map.
My work focused on developing and maintaining the demonstration systems for the Tripod EU project in the run-up to the final review.
I wrote, taught, and examined the “Internet Computing” course that is part of the M.Sc. degree in the School of Computer Science and Informatics.
PhD studentship on the Tripod project researching methods for the automatic translation between natural language and co-ordinate representations of locations.
I part-wrote, taught, and examined an “Introduction to Computers Science” course that is part of the Geographic Information Systems specialisation of the Geography degree at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt.
Contract-work to develop an HTML+CSS rendering system.
With a colleague we developed an on-line system for digitising historic documents for the History Department.
I was responsible for the introduction, development and maintenance of an on-line course management system.
My PhD focused on developing quantitative models for spatial prepositions. Based on these quantitative models I developed systems for automatically interpreting and generating spatial-language expressions that can be tried out online. The PhD was conducted in the context of the Tripod EU project and is available from the publications, as are a number of papers on various aspects of the work.
Equivalent to a M.Sc. in Computer Science. My specialisation was in Knowledge Engineering and Geographical Information systems, which led to my master thesis “A Semantic Similarity Measure for Formal Ontologies”.
Equivalent to a B.Sc. in Computer Science with a specialisation in Computational Linguistics.
Best poster award for the poster “Analyzing the influence of Language Proficiency on Interactive Book Search Behaviour” at the iConference 2016, Philadelphia.
Best Poster award for the poster titled “Regional Effects on Query Reformulation Patterns” at TPDL 2013, Malta.
Certificate of Attendance on The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme
Best poster-presentation at the ACM GIS 2008 conference in Irvine, California, USA
1/2 day session on Assessment & Feedback in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme
1/2 day session on Supervising Research Projects in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme
1/2 day session on Small Group Teaching (Laboratory Demonstrating) in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme
1/2 day session on Small Group Teaching (Seminar Facilitation) in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme
1/2 day session on Large Group Teaching in The Sheffield Teaching Assistant programme