Information Studies


Dr. Andreas Vlachidis

Andreas Vlachidis

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, MBCS, FHEA

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Information Science, leading the modules

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2011 and previously taught modules in Advanced Databases and Development of Information Systems at the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, UWE Bristol.


My research is interdisciplinary and draws from Information Science, Humanities and Computer Science. My main research interests are in Information Extraction, Semantic Data Modelling and Metadata. I am interested in the application of Natural Language Processing and Semantic Technologies for advancing information integration, FAIR data use and interopebility. I am also interested in text mining and conceptual data modelling within the broader areas of humanities, cultural heritage and social sciences.

I am Co-I and Technical Lead of the Sloane Lab, leading the project's aims on data unification, aggregation, and knowledge base development. I am a Visiting Professor for the University of South Wales (USW) collaborating closely with the Hypermedia Research Unit. I am contact researcher leading the joint activities between UCL he EU Horizon 2020 Ariadne Plus on multilingual processing of archaeological grey literature. I am a convenor of the Alan Turing Research Group Humanities and Data Science and the chair of the 16th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR), of which I have been a PC member since 2014.  I am a regular grant reviewer of Welsh Language Technology and Digital Media Grant since 2019 and I have been an advisory board member of the Fair Artificial Intelligence in Education (Fair-AIEd), UKRI Future Leaders project. I have contributed to the cultural heritage data modelling and semantic enrichment aims of the EU Horizon 2020 project CrossCult. I have also developed the Welsh Natural Language Processing Toolkit of the General Architecture for Text Engineering GATE.

I hold a PhD in Semantic Indexing of Archaeological Grey Literature and my research on the semantic indexing of cultural heritage resources has received several awards including the outstanding paper award from the Emerald Literati Network.

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A complete list of publications is available from IRIS

Contact Details

Email: a.vlachidis@ucl.ac.uk
UCL extension: 32396
Direct line: 020 7679 2396 (non-UK: +44 20 7679 2396)
Office: Room G19a, Foster Court

Correspondence address:

Dr Andreas Vlachidis
Department of Information Studies
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT