I am Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, UK. Within the department we conduct innovative research in computer science and our research feeds directly into teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, our department was ranked 1st in the UK for 4* and 3* research, with 97% of our research being rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. We also work with a variety of industrial partners to apply our research and involve industry in our education programmes.
My research concerns computational models of argument, with a particular focus on persuasive argumentation in practical reasoning and how this can be applied in domains such as e-Democracy, law and agent systems. I have published over one hundred articles on these, and closely related, subjects. I received my PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2005. The topic of my thesis is computational representation of persuasive argument. Details of my past and current research can be found in my publications list. See also my Google Scholar profile.
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