About Me

I am a researcher at the OAK (Organisations, Information and Knowledge) group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. My research involves data and visual analytic techniques to analyse large volumes of dynamic data in near real time. My research interests are:

  • Big Data,
  • Human Computer Interaction,
  • Visual Analytics,
  • Semantic Web and Linked Data,
  • Social Media,
  • Crisis/Emergency Response

Following completion of my Masters in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Sheffield, I joined the Organisations, Information and Knowledge (OAK) Group at the Department of Computer Science. I subsequently pursued my PhD, titled ‘Visualising Large Semantic Datasets: A generic, scalable and aesthetic approach’, under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Ciravegna and Prof. Daniela Petrelli. My PhD thesis focussed on applying Visual Analytic and User-Centered Design techniques to support exploration of large datasets using Semantic Web technologies within an Organisational Knowledge Management context. My research also involved large scale Social Media Analysis for Emergency Response and Crisis Management.

After submitting my thesis, I joined the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) as a Translational Research Scientist in Computing. My research involved the development and delivery of Assistive Technology and services to elderly and disabled people to facilitate independent living. As a part of my research, I interacted with multi-disciplinary teams of academics, industry partners, councils, housing associations and healthcare experts. I was involved with several projects, ranging from developing tele health solutions and designing mobile applications to evaluating effectiveness of the Assistive Technology products within care homes and under laboratory conditions.