I am Danushka Bollegala, a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Science, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Before joining UoL, I was a lecturer at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tokyo, Japan (2010-2013).
I lead the Data Mining and Machine Learning (DMML) Research Group and the Natural Language Processing Group.
I am also the undergraduate admissions tutor for the department of computer science.
I am also a member of the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty</a> of the University of Liverpool, and Global Research Center for Big Data Mathematics National Institute of Informatics (NII), and an associate member of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council's (EPSRC) Peer Review College.
I hold visiting fellowships at School of Informatics at University of Sussex and National Institute of Informatics.
I am a senior fellow of Cookpad Ltd.
My research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.
I am particularly interested in how the meaning of words and sentences used by humans can be represented in a format that could be understood by machines such as computers or robots. This subfield of AI is called natural language processing (NLP).
I teach COMP 527 Data Mining and Visualisation, a masters-level module on data mining.