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Professor Irena Spasic

Professor Irena Spasic

School of Computer Science and Informatics

I am a Professor in the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University. The main focus of my academic career has been to establish excellence in research related to text mining, which is the key to gaining knowledge for significant interventions and decision making in the context of big data. This makes it indispensible to other disciplines and has led to deep interdisciplinary collaboration which has been highly successful, leading to impact beyond computer science and informatics as well as developments in my home discipline. In particular, I have made contributions in areas of text classification, information extraction, term recognition and sentiment analysis.

Education

  • PhD, computer science, University of Salford, UK
  • MSc, computer science, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • BSc, mathematics & computer science, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Work experience

  • Professor, computer science, Cardiff University
  • Postdoctoral research associate, computer science, University of Manchester
  • Research assistant, computer science, University of Salford
  • Lecturer, mathematics, University of Belgrade

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CMT207: Information modelling and database systems (postgraduate)

Areas of scientific interest and research include:

  • Text mining: information extraction, term recognition, named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, text classification, information retrieval, language resources
  • Knowledge representation: development, application & standardisation of ontologies
  • Machine learning: feature engineering, case-based reasoning, naive Bayesian learning, support vector machines, genetic algorithms, genetic programming
  • Information management: data modelling, data mining, relational and XML databases, user interface development
  • Application areas: healthcare, life sciences, social sciences & social media

Research supervision

  • Jeffrey Morgan (RSE, 2018-present): data science
  • Daphné Chopard (PhD, 2018-present): text mining, deep learning, text normalisation
  • Polona Štefanič (PhD, 2018-present): text mining, deep learning, acronyms
  • Anastazia Žunić (PhD, 2018-present): sentiment analysis, deep learning
  • Vigneshwaran Muralidaran (PhD, 2017-present): natural language processing, corpus linguistics
  • David Rogers (RA/PhD, 2012-present): text mining, sentiment analysis, social media

Alumni

  • Dr Unai Lopez (RSE, 2018-2019): data science
  • Ian Harvey (RSE, 2018-2019): data science
  • Dr Steven Neale (PDRA, 2016-2019): natural language processing, corpus linguistics, crowdsourcing
  • David Owen (RA, 2016-2019): text mining, ontologies, health informatics
  • Dr Lowri Williams (PhD, 2013-2017): text mining, sentiment analysis, language resources
  • Dr Bathilde Ambroise (PhD, 2012-2016): text mining, genomics, bioinformatics
  • Dr Bo Zhao (PhD, 2011-2015): text mining, ontologies, health informatics
  • Dr Christian Bannister (PhD, 2011-2015): machine learning, health informatics, epidemiology
  • Dr Mark Greenwood (PhD, 2010-2014): text mining, health informatics, social media