Danushka Bollegala

PhD (Information Science and Technology),
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science,
The University of Liverpool.

RM 224, Ashton Building, Ashton Street, Liverpool, L69 3BX, UK.
Phone: +44-1517954283
Mail: danushka (dot) bollegala (atmark) liverpool.ac.uk
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I am Danushka Bollegala, a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Science, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. See my short vita.

I lead the Data Mining and Machine Learning (DMML) Research Group and the Natural Language Processing Group. I am also the undergraduate admissions tutor for the department of computer science. I am also a member of the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty of the University of Liverpool, and Global Research Center for Big Data Mathematics National Institute of Informatics (NII), and an associate member of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council's (EPSRC) Peer Review College. I hold visiting fellowships at School of Informatics at University of Sussex and National Institute of Informatics. I also senior fellow at Cookpad and scientific advisor to LexSnap.

My research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. I am particularly interested in how the meaning of words and sentences used by humans can be represented in a format that could be understood by machines such as computers or robots. This subfield of AI is called natural language processing (NLP).
I have worked in a wide-range of problems in NLP see here and my publications. I teach Data Mining, a masters-level module. Details about my current/past students/post-docs are here. I have experience in industrial collaborations in the form of startups, knowledge transfer partnerships and consultancies. If you are interested in collaborations please contact.


  • Four papers accepted to COLING-18 from Liverpool-NLP GroupK
  • Two papers accepted to NAACL-18 and another two accepted to *SEM.
  • Cookpad cooking skill evaluation project is in news!

Books written by me