Friday, 25 September 2015

Faculty Awards for Sen and Demartini

Congratulations to Dr Barbara Sen and Dr Gianluca Demartini, both of the Information School, who have won Faculty Awards.

Dr Sen has received a Faculty Learning and Teaching Award. Her nomination was based on her extensive and impressive contributions to learning and teaching throughout her time in the Information School, with a focus on bringing real world practice to the classroom and promoting students' professionalism and employability. She will be presented with her award at an Awards event in ICoSS on 7th October.

Dr Demartini has received a Faculty Early Career Researcher Award at the recent Faculty Research Conference. The award is in recognition of his recent EPSRC First Grant (BetterCrowd: Human Computation for Big Data).

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Demartini to present research at Facebook's London headquarters

Dr Gianluca Demartini of the Information School has been invited to Facebook's London headquarters to present his work on grammar correction by means of preposition ranking and on entity identification in idiosyncratic documents.

The research faculty summit takes place on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 and will specifically focus on machine learning, security, and programming languages. A small group of invited academics from the UK and Europe will join Facebook staff in presenting their work. The machine learning track will specifically focus on machine translation and Natural Language Processing, two areas that Facebook is actively working on at the Facebook London office.