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Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science+44 (0) 191 33 41749
Associate Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing 



Dr Al Moubayed is an Associate Professor at the department of computer science at Durham University, and Head of Applied Machine Learning and AI at Evergreen Life.

Her main research interest is in Explainable Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Optimisation. Dr Al Moubayed received her PhD from Robert Gordon University, followed by post-doctoral positions at the University of Glasgow and Durham University. Her research projects focus on applying 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.

 Dr Al Moubayed is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence and N8 CIR Machine Learning team lead for Durham. She leads multiple projects in collaboration with different industrial partners with a team of over 15 researchers. Her research received several medial coverages (e.g. BBC, ITV, Time Magazine, and Wired Magazine) and she was ranked amongst the top 20 women in AI in the UK by RE•WORK 2019. 

Industrial Collaborators

Furhat Rotobtics
Cievert Ltd
Cardon RMP
WordNerds Ltd
Geoteric Ltd
Geospatial Research Ltd
Caspian Ltd

Research interests

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Bias and Fairness in Machine Learning
  • Explainable Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning for Healthcare
  • Multimodal Machine Learning
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Social Robotics
  • Brain Computer Interfaces
  • Evolutionary Computation

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