Academics

Paul Clough

Research interests:

Information storage and retrieval, particularly multiligual searching of text and images; geographic information retrieval; evaluation of retrieval systems; and natural language processing for enhanced information retrieval.

Webpage:

www.shef.ac.uk/is/staff/clough.html

Email:

p.d.clough at sheffield.ac.uk

Nigel Ford

Research interests:

Educational informatics; information seeking; user modelling; creativity.

Webpage:

www.shef.ac.uk/is/staff/ford.html

Email:

n.ford at sheffield.ac.uk

Elaine Toms

Webpage:

www.shef.ac.uk/is/staff/toms.html

Email:

e.toms at sheffield.ac.uk

Robert Villa

Research interests:

Interactive Information retrieval, in particular interactive image and video retrieval; supporting complex search tasks; collaborative search; and the evaluation of information retrieval systems.

Webpage:

www.shef.ac.uk/is/staff/villa.html

Email:

r.villa at sheffield.ac.uk

Research Staff

Mark Hall

Research interests:

My main research interests are in the area of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), with a focus on developing computational models of human behaviour. These models can then be employed to enable computers to understand and generate information in forms that are more natural to humans. In previous work in the Tripod project (http://tripod.sheffield.ac.uk) I worked on developing computational models of spatial prepositions to enable the interpretation and generation of human-style spatial natural language (http://gis.cs.cardiff.ac.uk/geoserv/). Currently I am working on the PATHS project (http://www.paths-project.eu) looking at a range of topics in the area of digital cultural-heritage including automatically generating topic hierarchies, providing overview descriptions, and exploration-enabling user-interfaces. I have also worked in the area of automatic data-integration for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the HarmonISA project (http://harmonisa.uni-klu.ac.at).

Webpage:

work.room3b.eu

Email:

m.mhall at sheffield.ac.uk

Evangelos Kanoulas

Research interests:

Information retrieval, data mining, applications of machine learning and statistics, natural language processing

Webpage:

kanoulas.staff.shef.ac.uk

Email:

e.kanoulas at sheffield.ac.uk

Paula Goodale

Research interests:

Digital cultural heritage, exploratory search, human-computer / human-information interaction, social media. More specifically relating to improving information access, user engagement and inclusion.

PhD Title

Constructing personal narratives through exploration in cultural heritage spaces online.

Blog:

allpathsleadto.wordpress.com

Twitter:

@Paula Goodale

LinkedIn

uk.linkedin.com/in/paulagoodale

Email:

p.goodale at sheffield.ac.uk

Monica Lestari Paramita

Research students

Munirah Abdulhadi

Research interests:

I am interested in enriching metadata with user's tags in a bilingual academic library context involving Arabic and English languages, understand users needs and perceives regards social tagging systems, and investigate user's search language preferences.

Email:

mabdulhadi1 at sheffield.ac.uk

Alumni