NaCTeM
Name & Position Contact
Prof. Sophia Ananiadou

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

Software Engineer
Dr. Riza Batista-Navarro

Lecturer
riza.batista
at manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3090

Dr. Austin Brockmeier

Research Staff

Machine Learning,
Natural Language Processing,
Statistical Signal Processing
Information Visualisation
austin.brockmeier
at manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3096

Mr. Jacob Carter

Senior Software Engineer & Research Fellow
jacob.carter
at manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3093

Dr. Paul Dobson

Research staff

Computational Biology,
Metabolic Modelling
paul.dobson
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 5197
Dr. Xiao Fu

Research staff

Clinical Information Extraction,
Normalisation
xiao.fu-2
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 5847
Mr. John McNaught

Deputy Director
jock.mcnaught
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 161 306 3098
Dr. Tingting Mu

Lecturer
tingting.mu
at manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3090

Dr. Nhung Nguyen

Research staff

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

Research staff

Question Answering,
Author Profiling,
Machine Learning
piotr.przybyla
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 3096
Dr. Matthew Shardlow

Research staff

Text Simplification,
Language Resource Evaluation,
Natural Language Processing
matthew.shardlow
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 3094
Dr. Axel Soto

Research staff

Visual Text Analytics,
Machine learning,
Cheminformatics
axel.soto
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 3094
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

PhD Students

Name & Research Details Contact
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. Kurt Junshean Espinosa

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Co-supervisor:Dr. Riza Batista-Navarro
Research Topic:Semantic Normalisation
Funding Source:University of the Philippines Doctoral Studies Fund
kurtjunshean.espinosa
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
Co-supervisor: Dr. Riza Batista-Navarro
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. 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

Ms. Chrysoula Zerva

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Textual Uncertainty Identification in an Adaptive, Synchronic and Diachronic Manner
Funding Source: CDT scholarship (EPSRC funded)
chrysoula.zerva
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3090

Alumni

NameYear GraduatedDegreeCurrent Position
Katerina Frantzi1998PhDAssociate Professor 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
Xiao Fu2016PhDResearch Associate, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Max (Yuanhan) Mo2016MPhilPhD student,Data Science Institute, Imperial College, London