Mike Taylor

Project Manager in charge of metrics in Elsevier's Analytics group. He has been involved in many intiatives over the last few years, most noteably ORCID and with NISO, working on their Non-Traditional Research Outputs metrics group. Before joining the Analytics group, he was in Elsevier Labs, working on altmetrics and various semantic linking projects. Mike is working towards a PhD at Wolverhampton University.

Dr. Conor Hayes

Principle Investigator of the Elsevier Project

Dr. Conor Hayes is a lecturer (above the a bar) in the IT Discipline at NUI Galway and leader of DERI’s Information Mining and Retrieval Unit (UIMR). He is a Principle Investigator on a number of DERI projects such as CliqueROBUSTADVANSSESociaLens as well as being a funded investigator in the new INSIGHT National Centre for Data Analytics.

Dr. Brian Davis

Research Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer

Project Leader and Co-Principle Investigator of the Elsevier Project

Leads the Knowledge Discovery Unit at Insight@NUI Galway.

He has over 8 years research experience in NLP and its intersection with semantic technologies, ontologies and linked Data. He is Principle Investigator and Project Leader of the Elsevier Targeted Project and is also coordinator of the H2020 funded innovation project SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores  Grant No. 645425. He worked as a project coordinator and language engineer within the architecture and knowledge management work packages of the highly successful FP6-IP NEPOMUK and contributed to the recent FP7-Strep Monnet project. His research has been published and widely cited within the Information Extraction, Controlled Natural Language (CNL) and Semantic Web communities and he recently hosted CNL 2014 at NUI Galway (for which he was awarded and SFI grant). He has been an Organising Committee member of the Semantic Web and Information Extraction workshop (SWAIE) series in 2012, 2013 as well as SWAIE 2014, collocated at COLING 2014. He has acted as reviewer and (senior) programme committee member for several workshops, conferences and journals in the field of Semantic Web and NLP over the years i.e. WWW, ESWC, ISWC, LREC CNL, JODS and JNLE.

Dr. Ioana Hulpus

Working as Postdoctoral Researcher

Ioana Hulpuș is a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Unit for Information Mining and Retrieval (UIMR) at the Insight Centre, NUI-Galway. She received her PhD in 2014 at the same institute. As part of her PhD research she studied the integration between text analysis and graph mining of Linked Data. In 2008, she received her Engineering Diploma in Computer Science at the Technical University, Cluj-Napoca. Her current work focuses on enriching the content of text documents with external structured knowledge. The latest advances of this work are showcased into Kanopy, an application that enables users to interpret text from the perspective of DBpedia.

Her research interests cover graph-based methods for text analysis, word-sense disambiguation, graph properties of structured knowledge bases, unsupervised machine learning, social network analysis and information diffusion.

Waqas Khawaja

Research Associate and Part-Time PhD Student

Over five years of industry experience in software development.

Research Interests: NLP, Data visualization, Visual Analytics.

John Lonican

Working as a student intern with the Unit for Information Mining and Retrieval.

Background in Experimental Physics and Programming.

Research Interests: Information Retrieval, NLP and Graphs.

Siamak Barzegar

PhD Student

Work experience as a data analyst in fraud detection at a national Telecommunication Infrastructure Company.

Research Interests: Entity Search, Compositional Distributional Semantic Models, NLP.

Mohan Timilsina

I am a MS research student at Insight Centre for Data Analytics @ National University of Ireland Galway before coming to Ireland I was a Software Engineer at United Nations University Headquarter at Tokyo. I worked on the United Nations backed Pellikan Project Management System which is to manage the UN University's project Before coming to UNU-HQ Tokyo I was a fellow at UNU-IIST Macau. I worked as a junior researcher for Global Research Benchmarking System which is to measure University's performance and Benchmark their research.I received my MS degree in Information Management from Asian Institute of Technology Thailand, under the field of study Computer Science and Information Management.(CSIM).

Research Interest: Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Network Analysis and Graph Theory, Web Application Engineering.

Alanna Kelly

Research Associate at Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland Galway

Experienced software engineer with a background in video game development. Nine years industry experience including Mobile, Web Applications, Embedded, J2ME, Android and iOS.

Research Interests: Computer Graphics, AI, Graph Theory, 3D Printing, Software Architecture.

Martin Dillon

Working as a Research Assistant

Background in Engineering and Java programming.

Research Interests: NLP, Database management, Visual Analytics.