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Computer Science News

Dr Maria Liakata receives a Turing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellowship

Maria Liakata

We are please to report that Dr Maria Liakata has received a Turing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellowship.

The Fellowships from The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and AI, aim to attract and retain exceptional researchers in artificial intelligence. Covering a broad view of AI, including applications of foundational disciplines across mathematical sciences, statistical sciences, computational sciences and engineering, Fellows collaborate across disciplines and have the opportunity to collaborate with academia, industry, government and the third sector.

Dr Liakata’s Fellowship will focus on creating time sensitive sensors from language and heterogeneous user generated content. Commenting on the research she said:

“Wide spread use of digital technology has made it possible to obtain language data (e.g., social media, SMS) as well as heterogeneous data (e.g., mobile phone use, sensors) from users over time. Such data can provide useful behavioural cues both at the level of the individual and the wider population, enabling the creation of longitudinal digital phenotypes.

“Current methods in natural language processing (NLP) are not well suited to time sensitive, sparse and missing data, collected over time or personalised models of language use. The Turing AI fellowship will allow me to establish a new area in NLP on personalised longitudinal language processing.

“I plan to develop sensors for capturing digital biomarkers from language and heterogeneous user generated content to understand the evolution of an individual over time. I want to make a significant contribution to mental health by working with clinical experts to create new tools based on the sensors, making it possible to assess and measure conditions in between clinician appointments.”

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Wed 30 Oct 2019, 08:38 | Tags: People Highlight Research Faculty of Science

Statistics News and Events

Warwick Statistics Professor to provide COVID-19 Intervention Modelling for East Africa (CIMEA)

Professor Xavier Didelot is a member of a team of Warwick researchers awarded a £1m grant from the Wellcome Trust to work with East African countries in their emergency preparations for COVID-19 as the pandemic spreads across Africa.

https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/warwick_researchers_to/

Thu 14 May 2020, 09:31 | Tags: Dept, Science, Faculty of Science

Physics Department News

Searching for heavy higgs bosons with tau pairs.

A Higgs boson matching that predicted in the Standard Model was found in 2012. However, many theories such as string theory, which attempts to unite quantum mechanics and gravity, tells us there should be at least four more. ATLAS has just published a search for a second Higgs boson, with a mass between 2 and 20 times that of the first, decaying to pairs of tau leptons. In many models this search is the most sensitive yet - but still no evidence for another Higgs boson is found.


News @ Warwick Chemistry

Life Sciences News

Expert comment: Scientific advice on schools reopening

Dr Mike Tildesley provides his expert analysis on the potential reopening of schools.
Read Metro article (21 May 2020).

Fri 22 May 2020, 12:44 | Tags: Biomedical Science Faculty of Science

School of Engineering News

Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers

Warwick Engineering researchers have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a back-up energy supply that could save and extend the life of future Mars rovers

Wed 27 Mar 2019, 15:31 | Tags: Fluid Undergraduate Research Faculty of Science

WMG News

Maths

September 2019: Adam Harper awarded the 2019 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

Dr Adam Harper has been awarded the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for his outstanding contributions to analytic and probabilistic number theory. The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, founded by Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) located near Kumbakonam, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan's hometown, is awarded every year to a young mathematician judged to have done outstanding work in Ramanujan's fields of interest.

Tue 24 Sep 2019, 22:49 | Tags: People, Mathematics, Faculty of Science

News from Medical School

Psychology