Alexander J. Hepburn

Maching Learning PhD Researcher
Glasgow Information Retrieval Group, University of Glasgow

I am a postgraduate researcher at the University of Glasgow, working at the cross-section of natural language processing and information retrieval. My supervisors are Dr. Richard McCreadie and Dr. Jeff Dalton. My research involves developing multi-task learning algorithms for event-related information. Other interests include explainability, social media analysis, crisis informatics, and (computational) linguistics.

I am a member of the Glasgow Information Retrieval Group within the Information, Data and Analytics (IDA) section. I am currently involved in a project of identifying actionable information for disaster/emergency response scenarios and I am a regular TREC participant, particularly in the TREC Incident Streams track.

I am also an organiser for Machine Learning in Science where we host regular talks and seminars on the development of machine learning and its use across different disciplines in science, and have held various teaching and marking assistant roles across the university.


May 12, 2021 Gave a talk on interpretability at the MLiS colloquium
May 4, 2021 Participated in the 2021-A edition of TREC-IS
Jun 10, 2020 Gave a talk on MTL, crisis informatics at the MLiS colloquium