Sophia Ananiadou
University of Manchester

Sophia Ananiadou is Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK; Director, National Centre for Text Mining; Deputy Director, Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence; and Distinguished Research Fellow, Artificial Intelligence Research Centre, AIST, Japan. She was an Alan Turing Institute Fellow (2018-2023). Currently member of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). Her research contributions in Natural Language Processing include tasks such as information extraction, summarisation, simplification and emotion detection. Her research is deeply interdisciplinary. She has been active bridging the gap between Biomedicine and NLP, via the provision of tools for a variety of translational applications related with personalized medicine, drug discovery, database curation, risk assessment, disease prediction. Her research on recognising affective information (emotions, sentiments) has been applied to mental health applications and misinformation detection. Currently, she is also focusing on the development of LLMs for FinTech applications.



The project “ARCHIMEDES Unit: Research in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Algorithms” with code OPS 5154714 is implemented by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0” and is funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.

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