Prof Matthew Purver

Matthew Purver is Professor of Computational Linguistics, and leader of QMUL’s Computational Linguistics Laboratory. His research has covered many aspects of natural language processing (NLP), with a £4m grant portfolio covering fundamental techniques like emotion detection, cross-lingual processing and incremental language understanding, as well as real-world application to news media, social media analysis and mental health diagnosis. His work has been covered by the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, LA Times, NBC and Scientific American, among others. He is also a senior researcher at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, and in 2011 he co-founded the company Chatterbox Labs Ltd.

Within DAME he is interested in supervising students with a background in NLP, linguistics or machine learning and an interest in analysis or generation of language in and around online media.

Dr Gareth Tyson

Gareth Tyson is a Senior Lecturer at QMUL, and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. He is Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Data Science (IADS), co-leads the Social Data Science Lab (SDS), and is Deputy Director of DAME. His research is in the broad area of Internet Data Science. Over the last 4 years, he has been awarded almost £2 million in research funding and has received coverage from news outlets such as CNN, MIT Tech Review, Washington Post, Slashdot, BBC, The Times, Daily Mail, Wired, Science Daily, Ars Technica, The Independent, Business Insider and The Register. His research was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the Web Conference 2020; the Best Paper Award at eCrime’19; the Honourable Mention Award at the Web Conference 2018 (best paper in track); the Best Presentation Award at INFOCOM’18; and the Brendan Murphy Memorial Young Researcher Prize.

Dr Charalampos Saitis

Charalampos (Charis) Saitis is Lecturer in Digital Music Processing at QMUL’s School of EECS, where he studies audio psychoacoustics and crossmodal perception, and their application to digital music/audio interface design. Within EECS, Charis is primary faculty at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) and associate member of the Music Cognition Lab and the Cognitive Science Research Group. He is deputy director of DAME and coordinates the C4DM Special Interest Group in Neural Audio Synthesis (SIGNAS), a research forum at the crossroads of timbre perception, sound synthesis, and deep learning. He is also a member of the EECS Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the QMUL Racial Equality Action Group.

Charis is active in the SIG for Communication and Room Acoustics of the EPSRC funded UK Acoustics Network and an external collaborator of the Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of ORchestration (ACTOR) international partnership led by Prof Stephen McAdams at McGill University. His research has received funding from the Austrian Science Fund, British Academy, and ACTOR.