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    Yannis is a Professor in Computer Science, with a research focus on a variety of subfields of Natural Language Processing and Text Mining, such as compositional semantics, multiword expression and term extraction, document classification and sentiment analysis, applied to a number of domains, such as biomedicine, social sciences, social media, open source software and scientific publications.

    Yannis holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of York, an MPhil in Computer Text, Speech and Internet Technology from the University of Cambridge and a first class honours Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

    Prior to joining the Department of Computer Science, Edge Hill University, he was employed as a Research Fellow at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), University of Manchester. Among other projects, he was involved in the development, write up and successful completion of OSSMETER, an EU FP7 STReP project that developed an innovative platform for automatically analysing and measuring open-source software to support decision makers in the process of discovering, comparing, assessing and monitoring the health, quality, impact and activity of open-source software. He was also involved in ISHER (Integrated Social History Environment for Research – Digging into Social Unrest), one of the 14 projects that won the second Digging Into Data Challenge (JISC) in 2011. The project resulted in an integrated environment that indexes all articles published in the New York times in 20 years. The environment can be used as a novel exploratory tool for scientists to answer research questions quickly and accurately.

    Research interests

    Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Social media analysis, Machine Learning


    • Big Data
    • Applications in Big Data
    • Data Analytics
    • Advanced Analytics: Tools & Techniques

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    DipEng Electrical & Computer Engineering, Other, National Technical University of Athens

    Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology, MPhil, University of Cambridge

    Computer Science, PhD, University of York

    Other positions

    Research Fellow, University of Manchester

    Research Centres

    • Data and Complex Systems Research Centre

    Research Groups

    • SustainNET


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