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Contact Details

Telephone: 0121 204 3488

Email: v.pekar@aston.ac.uk

Research Interests

  • Predictive Modelling
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computational Social Sciences
  • Social media analysis


2018-present: Lecturer, Operations and Information Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham

2015-2018: Research & Teaching Fellow, Finance Department, Business School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham

2013-2015: Research Fellow, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham

2012-2013: Chief NLP Engineer, Knowsis Ltd, London

2010-2012: Chief NLP Engineer, Market Sentinel Ltd. London

2008-2010: Language Data Engineer, Academic Division, Oxford University Press, Oxford

2003-2008: Post-Doctoral Researcher. Computational Linguistics Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, University of Wolverhampton

2001-2002: Visiting researcher. Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB), University of Karlsruhe

PhD Supervision

2008-2012: Co-supervisor of N.Afzal’s PhD thesis “Relations Extraction for an E-Learning system in a Biomedical Domain” (with Prof. R.Mitkov), University of Wolverhampton

Membership of Professional Bodies

2020-present: Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, fellowship reference number: PR178668


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