The research interests of the mlearn group cover a variety of subfields where machine learning meets data science, intelligent systems, knowledge representation and reasoning, multimedia and multimodal content analysis, indexing and retrieval, semantic metadata interoperability and search, behaviour recognition and affective interactions, sentiment analysis, as well as applications in medical data analysis and health care monitoring, cultural content search and digital libraries, computational finance, computational advertising, smart homes, smart cities and Internet of Things.
Some highlights of these research interests are listed below:
Machine learning is one of the basic technologies in data science and big data analysis
Machine learning coupled with reasoning technologies is the core of systems that handle data from various sources; take into account domain knowledge; related data from external links; and interact with users.
Interweaving intelligent technologies and semantic web principles can provide systems that analyse multimedia content with knowledge re-use capability and adaptability
Computational advertising has emerged as a new sub-discipline in computer science, bridging the gap among the areas such as information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, economics, and game theory.
Research in computational advertising includes: mechanism design for online auctions and guaranteed system; learning algorithms for optimal bidding strategies; mining user effects and engagement.
Applications of machine learning in finance can bring automation and solve the limitations of the existing financial models.
Research directions include: financial time series prediction and pattern recognition; optimal trading strategies for statistical arbitrage; intelligent fraud detection for risk management; and customers’ behaviour analysis in consumer finance.
Generating robots that learn to recognise users’ actions towards them and react coherently.
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