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Senior Research Fellow
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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 manage 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


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Tessem, B., Nyre, L., Mesquita, M. and Mulholland, P. (2022) Deep Learning to Encourage Citizen Involvement in Local Journalism Futures of Journalism, eds. V.J.E. Manninen,M.K. Niemi,A. Ridge-Newman, pp. 211-226, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham

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Daga, E., Asprino, L., Mulholland, P. and Gangemi, A. (2021) Facade-X: An Opinionated Approach to SPARQL Anything Volume 53: Further with Knowledge Graphs, eds. Mehwish Alam,Paul Groth,Victor de Boer,Tassilo Pellegrini,Harshvardhan J. Pandit, 53, pp. 58-73, IOS Press

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Asprino, L., Daga, E., Mulholland, P. and Gangemi, A. (2021) Knowledge Graph Construction with a faƧade: a unified method to access heterogeneous data sources on the Web, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), pp. 58-65

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Wecker, A., Kuflik, T., Mulholland, P., Diaz-Agudo, B. and Pedersen, T. (2021) Introducing empathy into recommender systems as a tool for promoting social cohesion, Workshop on Social and Cultural Integration with Personalized Interfaces (SOCIALIZE), College Station, TX (Online)

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Kuflik, T., Mulholland, P. and Wecker, A. (2021) Tourist recommendations with a touch of SPICE: A TRS with deep cultural understanding, 2021 Workshop on Web Tourism, WebTour 2021, Jerusalem; Israel

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Concept learning - investigating the possibilities for a human-machine dialogue
Techreport ID: kmi-09-01
Date: 2009
Author(s): Gabriela Pavel, Zdenek Zdrahal, Paul Mulholland

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Using genre to support active participation in learning communities
Techreport ID: kmi-00-13
Date: 2000
Author(s): Trevor Collins, Paul Mulholland and Stuart Watt

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Has anyone seen this program? Synchronous and asynchronous help for novice programmers
Techreport ID: kmi-98-14
Date: 1998
Author(s): John Domingue and Paul Mulholland

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