University of Leeds

Introducing the N8 CIR Theme Leads at the University of Leeds, research groups, resources, seminars, and events happening locally that may be of interest.

Digital Health

Theme Lead: Dr Samuel Relton Associate Professor of Health Data Science, School of Medicine

I have a BSc and PhD in mathematics from the University of Manchester. Before joining Leeds I specialised in algorithm design and implementation. These algorithms underpin many common tasks in scientific computing and data science.

I am involved in the procurement, management, and analysis of large datasets arising from several healthcare sources. This analysis involves both primary and secondary healthcare data and I'm particularly keen on applying machine learning techniques, using my background in numerical analysis and high-performance computing.

Digital Humanities

Theme Lead: Dr Mel Evans Lecturer in English Language, School of English

I joined the University of Leeds in October 2021, becoming part of the School of English as a Lecturer in English Language (with Digital). I previously held lectureships at the University of Leicester and the University of Birmingham, before which I studied for my PhD in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield (awarded 2011).

My PhD thesis investigated the role of the individual speaker in processes of language change using a sociolinguistic framework, focussing on Queen Elizabeth I as a case study. Using corpus-based methods, the project initiated a career-long interest in the language of the individual, the relationship between linguistic variation and identity, the intersection of language with other semiotic resources (image, sound, gesture) and the early modern period, particularly historical correspondence and royal discourse and communication practices. My subsequent research has continued to explore one or more of these themes and areas.

The Digital Cultures and Creativity Hub Fostering digital research in the Arts, Humanities, Cultures and beyond

Machine Learning

Theme Lead: Dr Serge Sharoff Senior Lecturer, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

I joined the University of Leeds in 2003 after obtaining my PhD in 1997 from the Moscow Lomonosov State University and postdoctoral appointments at the Russian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (1997–2000), and Humboldt Research fellowship at the University of Bielefeld (2001–2002).

My research interests are related to three domains: linguistics (primarily computational linguistics and corpus linguistics), cognitive science and communication studies. Probably the most interesting bit in my recent research is digital curation of representative corpora automatically collected from the Web, i.e., their annotation in terms of genres, domains or morphosyntactic categories. The current set of resources includes very large corpora for Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Local Research Groups and Resources

Events and Seminars

Leeds researchers using the Bede supercomputer

Useful N8 CIR links

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