News Angler People

Core Team

Andreas L. Opdahl is a Professor of Information Systems Development and leader of the News Angler project. With a background in computer technology, his research interests include ontologies and semantic technologies for developing information systems. As part of the core team, he is particularly interested in leveraging ontologies and knowledge graphs to improve journalistic knowledge platforms.

Bjørnar Tessem is a Professor in Information Science. He has a background in informatics, and his research interests include artificial intelligence and software development. As part of the core team, he is particularly interested in analysing news texts and in representing and reasoning over news angles.

Csaba Veres is a Professor in Information Science. He has a background in computational linguistics, and his research interests include cognitive science and natural-language processing. As part of the core team, he is particularly interested in analysing natural-language texts and lifting them into knowledge graphs.

Tareq Al-Moslmi holds a Ph.D. in information Systems. He is a Post-Doc in the News Angler project (2019-2021). His research interests include natural-language analysis. As part of the core team, he contributes to analysing natural-language texts and populating the knowledge graph.

Marc Gallofré Ocaña holds a Master in Computer Science. He is a Ph.D. stipendiate in the News Angler projkect (2018-2022). Working on his Ph.D. as part of the core team, he is interested in the architecture of journalistic knowledge platforms, with focus on its harvesting, lifting, and curation subsystems.

Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen is an Associate Professor in Information Science with a background in computer science. His research interests include digital forensics and life logging.

Collaborators

The core team collaborates widely with other researchers, both locally and internationally.

Lars Nyre is a Professor in Media Studies. His research interests include computational journalism and new media technologies.

Enrico Motta is a Professor and Leader of the Intelligent Systems and Data Science research group in the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. His research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning. In the News Angler, he has been contributing to representation and reasoning over news angles.

Enrico Daga is a Research Fellow in the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. His research interests include web semantics, ontology engineering, and intelligent processing of metadata. In the News Angler project, he has been contributing along with Professor Motta to the representation and reasoning over news angles.

Christoph Trattner is an Associate Professor in Information Science and Director of the Media Futures research centre. His research interests centre around recommendation systems and user modelling.

Advisory Board

The News Angler International Advisory Board (NAIAB) is a team of highly recognised and knowledgeable researchers that evaluates and directs the News Angler research activities annually. The first NAIAB meeting was held in March 2019. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the March 2020 meeting due to Covid-19, and the next board meeting is planned in March 2021.

The NAIAB members are:

  • Professor Nick Diakopoulos, Northwestern University
  • Associate Professor Anna Fensel, University of Innsbruck
  • Associate Professor Carl-Gustav Lindén (until 2020, when he joined our department!)
  • Professor Neil Maiden, City University London

Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University where he is Director of the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL). His research is in computational and data journalism with active research projects on (1) algorithmic accountability and transparency, (2) automation and algorithms in news production, and (3) social media in news contexts.

Anna Fensel is an Associate Professor and Head of a Research Unit at STI Innsbruck, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Anna has earned both her habilitation (2018) and her doctoral degree (2006) in Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck. She has been extensively involved in a large number of European and national projects in the area of semantic technologies.

Carl-Gustav Lindén became an Associate Professor at the University of Bergen in 2020. Before that, he wored at the University of Helsinki and in Södetorn University. His research interest is data-driven media and journalism along with its media strategies and business models. His specialities include an interdisciplinary view of institutional practices of media, journalism and communication as well as academia combined with a very hands-on approach to developing new practices. He has also worked as a journalist from the early 1980s.

Neil Maiden is a Professor of Digital Creativity in the Faculty of Management at the Cass Business Business and co-founder of the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at City University London. He initiates and leads interdisciplinary research in software engineering, creativity science and integrated health and social care. His current research is in 3 main disciplines: (1) Digital creativity support for professional work; (2) Specifying and designing complex digital systems; and (3) Digital support to improve the care of older people with dementia.