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PhD supervision

Over the years, I have been very privileged to supervise some very talented PhD students. You can find their list below. If you are looking to do a PhD on a topic similar to the ones below, please get in touch and we can have an informal chat. If you email me, it would be useful if you include in your email your CV and a short document describing the topic you would like to investigate.

Current PhD students

  1. First supervisor of Eleanor Taylor-Stilgoe’s PhD Thesis on Towards Better Healthcare Communications: Assessing Quality in Medical Translation (expected submission date early 2024)
  2. First supervisor of Gökhan Firat’s PhD thesis on Collaborative and Cooperative Translation on Digital Platforms (expected submission date early 2024)
  3. Second supervisor of Maria Andreea Deleanu’s PhD thesis entitled (Narrative) E2U Audio Cues for neurodiverse end-users (expected submission date autumn 2024)
  4. First supervisor of Shenbin Qian’s PhD thesis on Sentiment Preservation in Neural Machine Translation (expected submission date early 2025)
  5. Second supervior of Wangyi Tang’s PdD thesis on Disrupter or enabler? Assessing the impact of using automatic speech recognition technology in interpreter-mediated legal proceedings (expected submission data end of 2025)
  6. Second supervisor of Archchana Sindhujan’s PhD thesis on Document level quality estimation (expected submission data end of 2025)

Completed PhD projects

  1. Second supervisor of Alistair Plum’s PhD thesis on Biographical information extraction: A language-agnostic methodology for datasets and models, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2023 (pdf).
  2. Second supervisor of Hadeel Saadany’s PhD thesis entitled A Study of the translation of sentiment in user-generated text, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2023 (pdf)
  3. Second supervisor of Tharindu Ranasinghe’ PhD thesis on Deep learning based semantic textual similarity for applications in translation technology, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2021 (pdf)
  4. Second supervisor of Reshmi Gopalakrishna Pillai’s PhD thesis on Expressions of psychological stress on Twitter: detection and characterisation, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2021 (pdf)
  5. First supervisor of Richard Evans’ PhD thesis entitled Sentence simplification for text processing, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2020 (pdf)
  6. First supervisor of Hanna Bechara’ PhD thesis entitled A Semantic Textual Similarity Enhanced Quality Estimation Method and its Applications to Natural Language Processing Task, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2020 (pdf)
  7. First supervisor of Rohit Gupta’s PhD thesis on Use of language technology to improve matching and retrieval in translation memories, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2016 (pdf)
  8. Second supervisor of Sanja Stajner’s PhD thesis on New Data-Driven Approaches to Text Simplification, University of Wolverhampton, 2015 (pdf)
  9. Second supervisor of Natalia Konstantinova’s PhD thesis on Knowledge acquisition from user reviews for Interactive Question Answering, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2013 (pdf)
  10. First supervisor of Iustin Dornescu’s PhD thesis on Encyclopedic question answering, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2012 (pdf)
  11. Second supervisor of Georgiana Marsic’s PhD thesis on Temporal Processing of News: Annotation of Temporal Expressions, Verbal Events and Temporal Relations, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2011 (pdf)
  12. Second supervisor of Laura Hasler’s PhD thesis entitled From extracts to abstracts: Human summary production operations for computer-aided summarisation, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2007 (pdf)
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