NaCTeM
Name & Position Contact
Prof. Sophia Ananiadou

Director
Sophia.Ananiadou
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0)161 306 3092
Mr. John McNaught

Deputy Director
jock.mcnaught
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 3098
Dr. Emrah Inan

Research staff

Entity linking,
Knowledge Base Population
emrah.inan
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 3093
Dr. Phong Le

Research staff

Entity linking,
Relation Extraction,
Parsing
phong.le
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 5847
Dr. Minh-Quoc Nghiem

Research staff

Text Summarization,
Machine Learning
minh-quoc.nghiem
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 3093
Dr. Nhung Nguyen

Research staff

Coreference Resolution,
Relation Extraction
nhung.nguyen
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 5847
Dr. Sam Taylor

Software Engineer

samuel.taylor
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 3096
Mr. Paul Thompson

Research staff

Corpus Annotation,
Information Extraction
paul.thompson
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0)161 306 3091

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
+44 (0)161 306 5936
Dr. Wudabala

Visiting Researcher

Emotion Analysis,
Machine Learning
wudabala.wudabala
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 5847
Dr. Chrysoula Zerva

Research staff

chrysoula.zerva
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0)161 306 3090
Dr. Wenbin Zheng

Visiting Researcher

Text Categorization,
Machine Learning,
Intelligent Detection
wenbin.zheng
at manchester.ac.uk

PhD Students

Name & Research Details Contact
Mr. Hassan Alhuzali

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Emotion detection
Funding Source: Ministry of Higher Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
hassan.alhuzali
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

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

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

Ms. Fenia Christopoulou

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Co-supervisor:Dr. Philip Day
Research Topic: Literature-based Discovery for Cancer research
Funding Source: James Elson Studentship
efstathia.christopoulou
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

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
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

Ms. Meizhi Ju

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Extraction of Biomarkers from the Literature for Hypothesis Generation
Funding Source: University of Manchester President's Doctoral Scholar Award
meizhi.ju
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

Mr. Maolin Li

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Text Mining for Biodiversity
Funding Source: School of Computer Science Kilburn Overseas Fees Bursary
maolin.li
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

Mr. Erxue Min

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Event Extraction, Relation Extraction
Funding Source: Chinese government Scholarships (CSC Scholarships)
erxue.min
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

Ms. Thy Thy Tran

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Extracting causality using deep learning from biomedical literature
Funding Source: Research Impact Scholarship
thy.tran
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

Mr. Yifei Wang

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Co-supervisor: Professor Jun'ichi Tsujii
Research Topic: Text mining on Traditional Chinese Medicine
Funding Source: School of Computer Science Kilburn Overseas Fees Bursary
yifei.wang-13@
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

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 Researcher, Natural Language Processing Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield
Kostas Manios2001MPhilSoftware Developer
Goran Nenadic2003PhDReader, 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 Nawaz2012PhDSenior Lecturer, School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology, Manchester Metroppolian University
Riza Theresa B. Batista-Navarro2014PhDLecturer, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Claudiu Mihaila2014PhDData Scientist, Stratified Medical, London
Georgios Kontonatsios2014PhDSenior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Edge Hill University
Dimitris Piliouras2014MPhilSoftware Developer, University of Manchester
Noha Alnazzawi2016PhDLecturer, Jubail University College, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Jubail City, Saudi Arabia
Max (Yuanhan) Mo2016MPhilPhD student,Data Science Institute, Imperial College, London
Chrysoula Zerva2018PhDResearch Staff, NaCTeM
Kurt Junshean Espinosa2019PhD