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Dr Noura Al Moubayed, BA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41749
Room number: E236

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Dr Al Moubayed is an Assistant Professor at the department of computer science in Durham University, and a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Computing Science in Newcastle University.

Her main research interest is in machine learning, natural language processing, and optimisation. Dr Al Moubayed obtained her PhD from the Robert Gordon University, followed by post-doctoral positions in the University of Glasgow and Durham University. She developed machine learning and deep learning solutions in the areas of healthcare, social signal processing, cyber-security, and Brain-Computer Interfaces. All of which involve high dimensional, noisy and imbalance data challenges.

Research Groups

Department of Computer Science

  • Innovative Computing

Research Interests

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning - Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning for Healthcare
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Unsupervised Feature Learning
  • Social Robotics
  • Brain Computer Interfaces
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Multi-Objective Optimisation

Selected Publications

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Indicators of Esteem

Selected Grants

  • 2020: KTP FOOTY-INNOVATE UK (£126018.00 from Innovate UK)
  • 2020: KTP FOOTY-INNOVATE UK (£62069.00 from KHWS)
  • 2020: Testing And Evaluating Sophisticated Information And Communication Technologies For EnaBling ScalablE Smart GriD Deployment (£23568.00 from Interreg (ERDF) Europe)
  • 2019: An investigation into the use and impact of Machine Learning and AI on the management of patients with long term clinical conditions (£21981.00 from )
  • 2019: Automating seismic interpretation using machine learning (£34639.00 from )
  • 2019: KTP Cievert- Innovate UK (£152457.20 from Innovate UK)
  • 2019: KTP Cievert-Innovate UK (£75090.75 from )
  • 2018: Creating ad campaign stories using synthetic visual cues (£18780.00 from )
  • 2018: EPSRC CRITiCaL - Combatting cRiminals In The CLoud (Co-Investigator, Funding Value: £2,027,645)
  • 2018: General Purpose Text Understanding using AI engine with Adaptive Sentiment Visualisation (£33780.00 from )
  • 2018: Royal Society Partnership Grant with Fellside Primary School (Funding Value £5000)
  • 2016: Phase 2: Open Source Big Data Insight. Automated Knowledge Discovery and Classification (Co-Investigator and Named Research Associate. Funding Value: £452,100.00)
  • 2015: Phase 1: Open Source Big Data Insight. Automated Knowledge Discovery and Classification (Co-Investigator and Named Research Associate. Funding Value: £36,173.08)