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I am an Associate Professor in Artifical Intelligence and Data Science within the Departement of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde, where I lead the Interaction Lab (i-lab). My group specializes on developing, evaluating and modelling information rich and information intensive applications and agents -- and thus we develop novel Recommender Systems and Information Retrieval Systems underpinned by Natural Language Processing, Language Modelling, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
Given such technology, my group focuses on understanding and modelling how information systems shape and influence people and society. Thus, at the heart of our research is the focus on modelling and predicting the interaction between people and systems. Current and recent research projects include:
- 4 Year EU funded project on Domain Specific Search and Information Extraction and Retrieval (DoSSIER) for Information Professionals, with projects inc:
- Building economic models of information-interactions
- Modelling and measuring the cognitive costs of interaction
- Developing exploratory search interfaces for professional search
- Deep neural models for contextual search
- 3 Year EPSRC funded project on Cumulative Revelations of Personal Data
- 4 Year EPSRC iCase project with BAE on Optimising Information Intensive Interfaces in High Pressured Situations
- 4 year industry project with Thales on Agent Reliability on Trust and Performance in Human-Agent Collaboration
- 4 year project on Analyzing the relationship between Bias and Performance in neural and language models2.5 year Knowledge Exchange Project with BIP Solutions on applying machine learning to procurement search
- Modelling and measuring search engine result pages with economic theory (in collaboration with Microsoft)
- Developing and evaluating interactive conversational search agentd (with Capita)
- Developing continous active learning agents for systematic search
In addition to teaching Deep Learning, I also teach Startup Engineering, where I have written Tango with Django, which is a beginner's guide to web application development using Python and the Django web application framework.
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Doctor of Science, Contextual Language Models for Information Retrieval, University of Paisley
1 Jan 2002 → 24 Dec 2005
Award Date: 5 Jul 2006
Honorary Lecturer, University of Glasgow
1 Jan 2017 → …
Adjunct. Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology
1 Oct 2016 → …
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Using Chatbot Technology To Assure Quality Knowledge Capture From Space
Vasile, M., Azzopardi, L., Minisci, E. & Moshfeghi, Y.
1/09/20 → 31/08/23
Project: Research - Studentship
DoSSIER: Domain Specific Systems for Information, Extraction and Retrieval (H2020 MSCA)
Azzopardi, L., Halvey, M. & Ruthven, I.
European Commission - Horizon 2020
1/11/19 → 31/10/23
Data-driven evaluation metrics for heterogeneous search engine result pagesAzzopardi, L., White, R. W., Thomas, P. & Craswell, N., 14 Mar 2020, CHIIR 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. New York, p. 213–222 10 p. (CHIIR 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution bookOpen AccessFile
Measuring the utility of search engine result pages: an information foraging based measureAzzopardi, L., Thomas, P. & Craswell, N., 8 Jul 2018, p. 605-614. 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Data for: "Predicting Perceptual Speed from Search Behaviour"
Foulds, O. (Creator), Suglia, A. (Contributor), Halvey, M. (Supervisor) & Azzopardi, L. (Supervisor), University of Strathclyde, 4 Jun 2020
DOI: 10.15129/d6acf3d1-d64c-4cdd-9b41-e7edb5709f37, https://github.com/okliviaf/PredictingPS
Data for: "Investigating the Influence of Ads on User Search Performance, Behaviour, and Experience during Information Seeking"
Foulds, O. (Creator), Halvey, M. (Supervisor) & Azzopardi, L. (Supervisor), University of Strathclyde, 11 May 2021
Best Paper Award ACM CHIIR 2020
Foulds, Olivia (Recipient), Azzopardi, Leif (Recipient) & Halvey, Martin (Recipient), Mar 2020
Prize: National/international honour
Chancellor's Fellowship in Data Science
Azzopardi, Leif (Recipient), 1 Oct 2016
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively
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Engage with Strathclyde: Joining the Dots: Personal Data Security of FinTech Employees
Emma Nicol (Speaker), Wendy Moncur (Chair), Leif Azzopardi (Speaker), Burkhard Schafer (Speaker), Daniel Carey (Speaker), Jo Briggs (Speaker) & Amal Htait (Speaker)25 May 2021
Activity: Public Engagement and Other Activities › Types of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned