Hello! I'm Tom Green. I'm a PhD candidate at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Speech and Language Technologies and their Applications.

My research focuses on the use of Natural Language Processing in Recruitment; helping candidates find the right jobs, and helping recruiters find the right candidates.

My PhD

Research Interests

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Text Processing
  • Machine Learning for NLP
  • Recommender Systems
  • Information Extraction

Research Questions

Last updated 27th November 2020
  1. What are the most effective methods for CV-Job Description matching?
    1. How can the accuracy and precision of these methods be improved?
  2. How can the ‘Skills Delta’ be calculated and used to help candidates understand the pathway to their career goals?
  3. How can deeper understanding of the candidate and position of application be used to influence a CV-Job Description matching solution?
    1. Is the job seeker a ‘job hopper’ or a contractor?
    2. Is the job they are applying for a natural progression from their current role, a side step, or a bit left field?
    3. How successful were similar people in applying for similar jobs and how long did they stay in those jobs for?
    4. How likely is someone to be hired for a particular job (based on empirical data)?
    5. Does someone’s location help or hinder their application? What about their school, or their previous places of work?


  • Python 3, with libraries Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, NLTK, SpaCy, and Scikit-learn
  • Statistical analysis techniques using Python, R, SPSS and AMOS
  • HTML and CSS for website construction
  • JavaScript and C# for coding video game environments
  • SQL for interfacing with structured databases
  • Git for version control


2019-2023 [anticipated] University of Sheffield
PhD Speech and Language Technologies CDT with integrated PGDip

Completed Masters Modules:

  • Text Processing
  • Machine Learning and Adaptive Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
2012-2015 University of York
Psychology BSc (Hons), First Class Honours

Completed Advanced Modules:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology


  • Social anxiety, attributes of online communication and self-disclosure across private and public Facebook communication (Green et al, 2016) [DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.12.066]