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Luis Espinosa-Anke

Dr Luis Espinosa-Anke

Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Informatics

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Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Informatics. Prior to joining Cardiff, I was a Natural Language Processing (NLP) scientist at Savana Médica (a Madrid-based company focused on delivering data-driven healthcare solutions), and before that I was a PhD student at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). My research, in the area of Artificial Intelligence and NLP, is centered on meaning representation, computational semantics, multilingual NLP and computational lexicography. I am laCaixa Fellow, and Fulbright and Erasmus Mundus alumni.

I have been PI of the Don't Patronize Me! project, supported by a Kaggle Open Research grant (2,000 USD). I am also CO-I in a project funded by Snap Inc. on modeling meaning shift in social media (10,000 USD), with Jose Camacho-Collados (PI, COMSC), Daniel Loureiro (University of Porto), and Francesco Barbieri and Leonardo Neves from Snap Inc. I am also CO-I in the £90,000 Welsh Government funded 'Learning English-Welsh bilingual embeddings and applications in text categorisation' project (2020-2021), an interdisciplinary project with Dr. Dawn Knight (PI), Irena Spasic and Padraig Corcoran from the School of Computer Science and Informatics and Geraint Palmer, from the School of Mathematics.

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Teaching

  • Database Systems
    • MySQL
    • MongoDB
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Data Science
  • Python

Biography

I received my BA in English Philology from the University of Alicante (2001 - 2006), and an MA in English for Specific Purposes from the same institution (2006 - 2008). I worked as a Spanish and English teacher for a two years in Madrid, until I moved to the US with a Fulbright FLTA scholarship, where I taught undergraduate Spanish at the Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. After that, I received a laCaixa fellowship (a Spanish bank and foundation) to pursue an MA in Natural Language Processing, a joint program between the University of Wolverhampton (UK) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) (2011 - 2013). Then, I completed my PhD (2013 - 2017) at Pompeu Fabra University, at the same time I worked as an NLP scientist for Savana, a Spain-based company focused on delivering AI-driven solutions for healthcare.

Supervisions

I am currently co-supervising the following PhD students:

  • Yixiao Wang, who is working on meaning representations, contextual word embeddings and relational encodings.
  • Israa Alghanmi, who is working on the intersection between NLP for social media and enriched contextual word embeddings.
  • David Owen, who is working on NLP for health applications, curently specialised in detection of anxiety and depression disorders in social media.
  • Joanne Boisson, who is working on the identification and categorization of metaphors.