1. 29 December 2020: I am on the Programme Committee of SIGKDD-2021.
  2. 23 December 2020: A paper on studying depression dynamics is set to appear in IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems. Here is the pre-print.
  3. 17 December 2020: I am on the Programme Committee of SIGIR-2021.
  4. 14 December 2020: I have been awarded a GCRF Research Grant of £30,000 to pursue research with an Indian NGO, Pratham Books. We will introduce a novel concept of geo-localising and automatically style transferring images for their story books.
  5. 16 November 2020: A full paper appearing in ISDA 2020.
  6. 09 November 2020: I am on the PC of SIGIR 2021.
  7. 3 November 2020: A full paper appearing in IEEE BigData 2020. Here is the camera ready version.
  8. 29 October 2020: A full paper appearing in COLING 2020. Here is the camera ready version.
  9. 21 October 2020: I am on the Programme Committee of NAACL 2021.
  10. 11 September 2020: I am now a Fellow of the HEA (FHEA).
  11. 4 September 2020: There is another exciting job opportunity to work with me on NLP-related problems.
  12. 1 September 2020: I am on the Programme Committee of COLING 2020.
  13. 26 August 2020: There is an exciting opportunity if you want to work closely with me. Here are the job details.
  14. 14 August 2020: I am on the Programme Committee of AAAI-2021.
  15. 26 July 2020: I am on the Reviewer Board of Algorithms.
  16. 20 July 2020: We have been awarded an Essex Innovation Voucher with a job search startup company. I am the PI on the project.
  17. 18 July 2020: I am on the Programme Committee of EACL 2021.
  18. 08 July 2020: Depression detection using multi-modal features with a hybrid deep learning model is now online. This work is done in collarabotion with researchers at UTS.
  19. 08 July 2020: Why not put it here to showcase that this page is regularly updated!
  20. 07 July 2020: Pre-print of our latest paper covering COVID-19 and depression is now online. This work has been conducted in collaboration with researchers at UTS.
  21. 07 July 2020: We have an exciting new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) proposal accepted which has John Woods and Haider Raza.
  22. 03 July 2020: My PhD student, Antonio, is conducting study about the use of crowdsourcing for author name disambiguation and entity matching in heterogeneous bibliographic networks. Your participation takes around 5 minutes to complete. Please register and participate.
  23. 03 July 2020: I am now co-supervising Hamad A Zogan at the University of Technology Sydney along with Prof. Guandong Xu.
  24. 29 June 2020: I have passed my PGCHE with Distinctions in two modules.
  25. 12 June 2020: We have secured an INESC TEC’s Internal Seed Projects grant. The grant has my PhD student, Antonio, whom I am co-supervising as a Co-PI while I am acting as one of the collaborators from the UK. The aim of this project is to incorporate crowd-AI hybrids into the INESC TEC’s internal system called Authenticus. A total of £32,248 will also be used for hiring a UTAD student as a developer.
  26. 10 June 2020: I am on the reviewer board of Information.
  27. 6 June 2020: I am on the Programme Committee of WSDM-2021.
  28. 25 May 2020: I have teamed up with some of the world’s leading researchers with complemetary research expertise and have proposed a journal special issue surrounding COVID-19 and its effect on social lives. Please find call for papers here.
  29. 17 April 2020: I am on the programme committee of CBMS 2020.
  30. 15 April 2020: My visiting PhD student Antonio has been awarded the PARSUK Xperience scholarship.
  31. 8 April 2020: I am leading a £350k project with a company in London for the next three years.
  32. 26 March 2020: I am on the Programme Committees of AACL-IJCNLP 2020 and EMNLP 2020
  33. 16 March 2020: I am serving on the reviewer panel in Computational Linguistics journal.
  34. 16 March 2020: I am one of the Co-PIs in the TT-Education’s KTP grant.
  35. 16 March 2020: Welcome Mozhgan Talebpour as my new RA.
  36. 16 March 2020: Welcome Mahsa Abazari Kia as my PhD student. Mahsa is funded by BT.
  37. 16 March 2020: I am serving on the programme committees of CIKM-2020 and IJCAI-2020.
  38. 03 February 2020: My student’s full paper has been accepted in CSCWD 2020.
  39. 02 January 2020: My student’s paper is now competing for the Best Paper Award at HICSS-2020 in Hawaii.
  40. 25 December 2019: I am one of the Programme Committee members in SIGIR 2020.
  41. 18 December 2019: I am one of the Programme Committee members in ACL 2020.
  42. 18 December 2019: I have left the University of Kent and will soon start in the University of Essex.