Hi, I'm a postdoctoral researcher at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. My research focuses on Natural Language Processing for Information Extraction and Retrieval. Currently, within the domain of Building Regulations and with the aim of facilitating Automated Compliance Checking.

My PhD research was on Computer-Aided Biomimetics. Here I applied Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning techniques to support a systematic approach to Biomimetics -- the solving of engineering problems through the abstraction, transfer and application of knowledge from biological models.

With a background in Industrial Design Engineering, I enjoy working on complex/applied/interdisciplinary problems. Especially because it allows me to learn new skills and work with people from all backgrounds.

Recent work:
SPaR.txt - a cheap Shallow Parsing approach for Regulatory texts and code || data and code

Selected PhD work:
In Layman’s Terms: Semi-Open Relation Extraction from Scientific Texts (published in ACL 2020) || Presentation July 2020
A Scientific Information Extraction Dataset for Nature Inspired Engineering || data and code
Towards a Design Process for Computer-Aided Biomimetics
Knowledge Transfer Network presentation slides (February 2020)
Knowledge Transfer Network presentation video (June 2019)


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