About Me

I am a postdoc in the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the University of Edinburgh, working with Mark Steedman on the Huawei funded project "Building and Interrogating Knowledge Graphs from Text".

In 2016 I completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, supervised by Professors Bonnie Webber and Philipp Koehn. The focus of my PhD was on discourse in Statistical Machine Translation (SMT), specifically addressing the problem of pronoun translation. Following the completion of my thesis I was a visiting researcher at Uppsala University and a postdoctoral researcher at Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU Munich). I worked as a Data Scientist at Brainnwave, an Edinburgh-based technology start-up. My project was on the automatic detection of threats and hate speech on social media.

I hold a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence (specialising in Natural Language Processing) from the University of Edinburgh. Between my undergraduate and postgraduate studies I worked as a software developer and business analyst at Itex (Jersey) Limited, as a software developer and database administrator at Deutsche Bank Offshore, and briefly as a consultant at Microsoft UK.

In my spare time I study Aikido and Tai Chi. I also enjoy hiking, swimming, and baking.