Yashar Moshfeghi

Using Data Science and in particular Information Retrieval, Big Data and Applied Machine Learning, I seek to develop the underlying and core technology for “pro-active” information systems. My research is directed at addressing a critical and challenging data science task: to processing, analysing, and learning from the abundant streams of heterogeneous data about individuals and their environment gathered from recent technological advances such as MRI, EEG, Internet-enabled wearable devices, smartphones, social media and smart cities.

Education

  • PGCAP 2016

    Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

    The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • Ph.D. 2012

    Ph.D. in Computer Science – Information Retrieval

    The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • M.Sc. 2007

    M.Sc. Computer Science (with Merit) – Information Retrieval

    The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Academic Positions

  • PresentAug 2017

    Honorary Lecturer

    University of Glasgow

  • PresentJuly 2017

    Chancellor’s Fellow / Lecturer

    Department of Computer & Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde

  • Jun 2017Nov 2014

    Research Associate

    Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow

  • Oct 2014Jul 2012

    Research Assistant

    School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

  • Dec 2011Oct 2011

    Visiting Researcher

    Yahoo! Research Lab in Barcelona, Spain

  • Jan 2010Oct 2007

    Research Student

    School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

Awards, and Grants

  • 2018
    Large Scale H2020 - Research Infrastructure for Science and Innovation Studies 2 (RISIS II)
    Role: Co-Investigator – Year: 2018 – Duration: 48 months – Total amount of 6,8000,000 Euros (Total for Strathclyde 244,000 Euros) –The Strathclyde share will be divided 50/50 with Abdullah Gök (at Strathclyde Business School, acting as a Principle Investigator) and I (Department of Computer and Information Sciences, acting as a Co-Investigator)
  • 2018
    KTP Application with BiP Solutions
    Role: Co-Investigator – Year: 2018 – Duration: 2 years – 244,255 pounds (divided 50/50 with Leif Azzopardi)
  • 2018
    Large DataLab Project with BiP Solutions
    BiP Tracker – Search and Recommendation – Role: Principle Investigator – Year: 2018 – Duration: 4 months (Approved) – 30,000 pounds
  • 2017
    Outstanding Reviewer at ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) in 2017
  • 2017
    Awarded a highly competitive five-year Chancellors Fellowship in Data Science (2017-2022)
  • 2017
    Small DataLab Project with BiP Solutions
    Initial Analysis of Search and Recommendation Functionality [Completed] – Role: Co Investigator – Year: 2017 – Duration: 1 months (Approved) – 5,000 pounds
  • 2017
    LTDF - Learning and Teaching Development Fund
    Investigation of student anxiety/stress and evaluation of online anxiety/stress reduction resources for student support – Role: co-investigator with Dr. Maria Gardani – Year: 2017 – Duration: 8 months (Approved) – £2,925 pounds
  • 2017
    Innovation Voucher Project with Newsline Company
    Automating News Curation Pipelines (Innovation Vouchers – £5K) [Completed] – Role: Principle investigator – Year: 2017 – Duration: 2 years (Approved) – 5,000 pounds
  • 2016
  • 2016
    ELIAS - Science Meeting Funding - Lucene4IRevaluation
    Developing IR Evaluation Resources using Lucene – Role: co-investigator with Dr. Leif Azzopardi – Year: 2016 – Duration: 2-day Workshop (Approved) – 7,650 Euros
  • 2015
    School of Computing Science Research Funding
    Summer Research Project – Clinically-aware Assistive Text Input for Electronic Health Records – Role: Principle investigator – Year: 2016 – Duration: 3 months (Approved) – 2,500 pounds
  • 2015
    EPSRC - Summer Vacation Scholarship
    Understanding the City with Urban Informatics – Role: Principle investigator – Year: 2016 – Duration: 3 months (Approved) – 2,500 pounds
  • 2014
    Awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCAP) Certificate
  • 2014
    Open Glasgow Hackathon
    The Transport Future Hack – Role: Project Manager – Year: 2014 – Duration: 2 days – Won 20,000 pounds seed money to further develop of our project
  • 2013
  • 2013
    EPSRC - Summer Research Projects
    Sponsored Search Advertising Models – Role: Principle investigator – Year: 2013 – Duration: 3 months (Approved) – 2,500 pounds
  • 2012
    Obtained PhD in Information Retrieval in 2012
  • 2010