I am a Reader in the
Artificial Intelligence Research Group, Computer Science Department of the
University of York. I am interested in artificial intelligence in general
with a special focus on how to make computers able to argue. Much of my work
falls within the area of argumentation technology, i.e., argumentation and
dialogue systems, natural language processing for argumentation, and the
application of machine learning techniques to various argumentation tasks. I
have been supervising a number of PhD projects that
involve the use of reinforcement learning for agent learning to argue, graph
neural networks for argument labeling, LSTM with
attention models for argument mining and fake news detection, and more
recently, LLMs for dialogue and argumentation.
I have been a member
of the program committee for the International
Workshop in Computational Models of Natural Arguments (CMNA) since 2011.
you are interested in collaborative research, a research visit, or a Ph.D.
program in the above areas, please email me at email@example.com. You
should note that non-EU students will require both the ORS (Overseas Research
Scheme) scholarship and university funding to be fully funded. Check the university
finance section for details.