NaCTeM
Name & Position Contact
Prof. Sophia Ananiadou

Director
sophia.nactem
at gmail.com
+44 (0)161 306 3092
Mr. John McNaught

Deputy Director
jock.mcnaught
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 3098
Mr. Paul Thompson

Research staff

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

Presidential Fellow

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

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. Minh-Quoc Nghiem

Research staff

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

Software Engineer

samuel.taylor
at manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0) 161 306 3096
Dr. Emrah Inan

Research staff

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

Research staff

Sentiment Analysis,
Deep Learning
annika.schoene
at manchester.ac.uk
Dr. Qianqian Xie

Research Staff

Text Summarisation,
Machine Learning
qianqian.xie
at manchester.ac.uk

Affiliated Members

Name & Position Contact
Dr. Noha Alnazzawi

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Yanbu University College, Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia
alnazzawin
at rcyci.edu.sa
Dr. Riza Batista-Navarro

Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK

Information Extraction, Machine Learning, Sentiment Analysis, Social Media Mining
riza.batista
at manchester.ac.uk
Dr. Fenia Christopoulou

NaCTeM Honorary Fellow; Researcher at Huawei

Relation Extraction,
Graph-Based Neural Models
efstathia.christopoulou
at manchester.ac.uk
Dr. Long Trieu

Senior Researcher, AIST, Japan

Event Extraction for cancer
long.trieu
at aist.go.jp
Dr. Chrysoula Zerva

Honarary Fellow

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

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

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-2
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

Mr. Boyang Liu

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: TBD
boyang.liu-2
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

Mr. Jake Vasilakes

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Context-aware information extraction from scientific text
Funding Source: President's Doctoral Scholar Award
jake.vasilakes
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

Ms. Laura Vasquez-Rodriguez

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: TBD
Funding Source: University of Manchester Computer Science Department Scholarship
laura.vasquezrodriguez
at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 306 3091

Mr. Tianlin Zhang

Supervisor: Professor Sophia Ananiadou
Research Topic: Text mining for mental health
tianlin.zhang
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 Espinosa2019PhDCausaly, London
Meizhi Ju2019PhDTencent, China
Yifei Wang2019PhD
Fenia Christopoulou2020PhDResearch Staff, NaCTeM
Thy Thy Tran2020PhDTechnical University of Darmstadt
Maolin Li2021PhDDeep Learning Researcher, MediaTek, Cambridge