Paul MulhollandSenior Research Fellow
My research is concerned with developing computational tools and methods to help people make sense of information, and develop and express their ideas. I have been a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on 12 national or European projects delivering outcomes including: technologies for the visitor use of archives and museum collections, mobile applications for formal and informal learning, automated narrative generation tools, and semantic and knowledge technologies for school and work-based learning. I have a first degree in psychology, a Masters degree in computing and PhD in cognitive science. I have published over 100 conference and journal articles. I am also Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Human Computer Studies.
As part of the European Union Horizon 2020 SPICE project I am working on tools and methods to support Citizen Curation, in which citizens are supported in developing personal interpretations of cultural artefacts, sharing their own perspective and understanding the perspectives of others.
I work on OUAnalyse, which applies machine methods to detect students who are at risk of failing. Currently, we are developing an Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Learning Analytics (LA) Dashboard to better understand which assignments seem to be causing more difficulties to BAME students in order that they can be adapted.
Within the European Union Horizon 2020 Polifonia project I am working on the use of visualisation, gesture and haptic interfaces to create novel ways of interacting with musical heritage.
I work with Paul Warren investigating the usability of languages such as SPARQL for querying data.
In the OCGM project I worked with Terri Cole (University of Bournemouth) and the NCA comparing methods for assessing the risk posed by Organised Crime Groups.
I co-supervise PhD students carrying out research on topics such as tools for managing information overload, wearable sensors to support rehabilitation, end-user music programming, and tools for the development of musical skill.
I am interested in supervising further PhDs students related to my interests, in particular on topics concerned with technologies and methods to support Citizen Curation, and human interaction with complex data sources and notations.
Keys: human computer interaction, technology enhanced learning, museum informatics, digital narratives, digital humanities, music computing
02 Jun 2023
24 Apr 2023
The OU presents the output of the SPICE project at the Extended Intelligence for Cultural Engagement
17 Nov 2022
08 Jun 2022
22 Mar 2022
Tirado, A., Carvalho, J., Mulholland, P. and Daga, E. (2023) Musical Meetups: a Knowledge Graph approach for Historical Social Network Analysis, Proceedings of the ESWC 2023 Workshops and Tutorials. Semantic Methods for Events and Stories (SEMMES), Hersonissos, Greece
Carvalho, J., Daga, E., Asprino, L., Gangemi, A., Maguire, M., Mulholland, P., Stoneman, A. and Uwasomba, C. (2023) SPICE Linked Data Hub - Data infrastructure and tools to support Citizen Curation, ExICE - Extended Intelligence for Cultural Engagement, Bologna
Herodotou, C., Maguire, C., Hlosta, M. and Mulholland, P. (2023) Predictive Learning Analytics and University Teachers: Usage and perceptions three years post implementation, 13th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK 2023), Arlington, Texas
Warren, P. and Mulholland, P. (2022) Edge-labelled graphs and property graphs - to the user, more similar than different, Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Web 4th Iberoamerican Conference and third Indo-American Conference, Madrid
Lederman, N., Holland, S. and Mulholland, P. (2022) An agent for creative development in drum kit playing, PPIG 2022 - 33rd Annual Workshop, Milton Keynes
Concept learning - investigating the possibilities for a human-machine dialogue
Techreport ID: kmi-09-01
Author(s): Gabriela Pavel, Zdenek Zdrahal, Paul Mulholland
Using genre to support active participation in learning communities
Techreport ID: kmi-00-13
Author(s): Trevor Collins, Paul Mulholland and Stuart Watt
Has anyone seen this program? Synchronous and asynchronous help for novice programmers
Techreport ID: kmi-98-14
Author(s): John Domingue and Paul Mulholland