Amal Htait

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    Possible research topics for PhD supervision include: *Machine learning approaches for Natural Language Processing and extracting information from text. *Automated Mental State Detection in speech and writing linguistics. *Conversational Human-Computer Interaction.

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    I joined Aston University in September 2021 as a Lecturer in Computer Science. After several years in industry as a software engineer, I moved to academia and obtained a Research MSc and a PhD in Computer Science at Aix-Marseille University, France. Following my thesis, I held a research associate position at the University of Strathclyde (2019-2021), where I took part in the EPSRC project Cumulative revelation of Personal Data ( 

    Research Interests

    My primary research interests lie within AI, more precisely Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis in text, Human Machine Interaction, in addition to Information Retrieval. My thesis had the purpose of pursuing quality improvement for a multilingual Book search platform, benefiting mainly from sentiment analysis in reviews and search queries. After my thesis, my work focused more on analysing what an individual’s online profiles, posts and discussions could reveal about them.

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Aix-Marseille University

    1 Sep 20155 Jul 2019

    Award Date: 5 Jul 2019


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