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Dr Noura Al Moubayed

Assistant Professor


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Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer ScienceMCS 1004+44 (0) 191 33 41749



Dr Al Moubayed is an Assistant Professor at the department of computer science at Durham University.

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 was ranked amongst the top 30 women in AI in the UK by RE•WORK 2019.

Industrial Collaborators

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

Research interests

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

Research groups

  • Innovative Computing

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Awarded Grants

  • 2020: KTP FOOTY-INNOVATE UK(£126018.00 from Innovate UK)
  • 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)
  • 2018: Creating ad campaign stories using synthetic visual cues(£18780.00 from )
  • 2018: General Purpose Text Understanding using AI engine with Adaptive Sentiment Visualisation(£33780.00 from )

Esteem Indicators


Chapter in book

Conference Paper

Doctoral Thesis

  • Al Moubayed, N (Accepted). Multi-objective particle swarm optimisation: methods and applications. Robert Gordon University. PhD.

Journal Article

Supervision students