Danushka Bollegala is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained his PhD from the University of Tokyo in 2009 and worked as an Assistant Professor before moving to the UK. He has worked on various problems related to Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. He has received numerous awards for his research excellence such as the IEEE Young Author Award, best paper awards at GECCO and PRICAI. His research has been supported by various research council and industrial grants such as EU, DSTL, Innovate UK, JSPS, Google and MSRA. He is an Amazon Scholar.
Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence Best Journal Paper of the Year 2014-2015
IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter Young Author Award 2011.
Best Paper Award at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2011).
Best Poster Paper Award at the 11th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2010).
2010年人工知能学会全国大会優秀賞(Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence Annual Conference Award year 2010).
平成22年度東京大学大学院情報理工学系研究科長賞(電子情報学 専攻博士課程)(Award for the best Doctoral Thesis in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan. 2010).
平成１９年度東京大学大学院情報理工学系研究科長賞（電子情報学専攻修士課程） (Award for the best Masters Thesis in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan. 2007).
平成16年度東京大学工学部電子情報工学科優秀卒業論文賞 (Award for the best undergraduate thesis in the Department of Electronics, Electrical and Information Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan. 2005).
Deep Learning of Procedural Natural Language Understanding, PhD Studentship, University of Liverpool, PI (GBP 60k), 2017-2020.
Legal Advisor Dialgoue Engine, LexSnap, PI (GBP 12k), 2017-2018.
Algorithm Design for Automatic Classification of Transactions into a Taxonomy, Rosslyn Data Technologies, PI (GBP 5k), 2018-2018.
Track Analytics for Effective Triage of Wide Area, Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Co-I (GBP 243k), 2017-2019.
Digital Legal Assistant, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (Innovate UK), PI (GBP 492k), 2017-2020.
WEB-RADR: Recognising Adverse Drug Reactions, (European Commission) Innovative Medicine Initiative, Co-PI (GBP 471k), 2014-2017.
I knew that relation from news, Innovaion Voucher Scheme, University of Liverpool, PI (GBP 5k), 2015-2016.
The Revierview Law Contract Map Project, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (Innovate UK), Co-PI (GBP 269k), 2015-2018.
Resolving Relational Ambiguity between Entities on the Web, Microsoft Research (MSR) CORE-9 Research Grant, PI, (USD 17K), 2013–2015.
Domain Adaptation for Semantic Relation Extraction, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Research Grant for Young Researchers (B). PI (USD 40K), 2012–2015.
Cross-Language Relational Search, Microsoft Research (MSR) CORE-7 Research Grant, PI, (USD 26K), 2011-2012.
Developing a Cross-Language Web Search Engine, Information Technology Promotion Agency of Japan (IPA) grant for explorative software development (Mito Project), PI, (USD 40K), 2010-2011.
A Latent Relational Search Engine, Google Research Award, Co-PI, (USD 25K), 2010–2011.
Developing a Relational Search Engine to Retrieve Semantic Relations between Entities, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) research grant, PI. (USD 40K), 2010-2012.
Research grant for overseas visiting scholars, Global Centers of Excellence (GCOE), Japan. PI. (USD 13K), April 2011–June 2011.
Extracting Attributes for Entities using Web Data, Global Centers of Excellence (GCOE), Japan. Sole PI. (USD 10K), 2010-2011.
Learning to Rank Entities on the Web, Microsoft Research (MSR) CORE-6 Research Grant, Co-PI, (USD 26K), 2010-2011.
Using Web Mining to Provide Useful Information to Drivers, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Co-PI, (USD 40K) 2009-2012.
Disambiguating Personal Names on the Web, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Grant PI. (USD 40K), 2007-2009.
Using Network Theory and Machine Learning to Structure and Represent Information Available on the Web, Co-PI, (USD 400K), 2009–2012.
Area Chair: EMNLP 2019, Machine Learning.
Area Chair: COLING 2014, Information Extraction and Database Linking Track
Editor: Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (2012-2015)
Conference Reviewer/Program Committee: ACL, EMNLP, COLING, IJCAI, AAAI, NeurIPS, GECCO, ICRA
Journal Reviewer: Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Information Processing and Managament Journal (Elsevier IPM), Journal of Web Semantics (JWEB) ACM Transactions on Asian Language Processing (TALIP), PLoS One.