I am currently reader in computational linguistics at University of Wolverhampton, and the deputy head of the Research Group in Computational Linguistics. I am also the Local Course Coordinator (Wolverhampton) for the Erasmus Mundus International Masters in Natural Language Processing and Human Language Technology (IM NLP&HLT), coordinator of the FIRST project and coordinator of the EXPERT project. In the past, I managed two European projects QALL-ME and MESSAGE and was involved in many other projects. Before becoming a lecturer, I worked as research fellow on the CAST project.
I have received my BSc in computer science at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and my PhD from University of Wolverhampton with a thesis entitled Comparative evaluation of modular automatic summarisation systems using CAST under the supervision of Prof. Ruslan Mitkov and Dr. Chris Paice.
I am currently the module leader of a course on programming for corpus linguistics and am also teaching on two other masters courses.
My research interests in computational linguistics are text summarisation, question answering, anaphora and coreference resolution, building, annotation and exploitation of corpora and machine learning for natural language processing.
"There is a crack in everything/That's how the light gets in."
Leonard Cohen .
Added my KEPT 2011 invited talk From TREC to Watson: is open domain question answering a solved problem?
I finally managed to update my webpage.