Nigel Collier serves Associate Professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo where he has been since 2000. From 1996 to 1998, he was awarded a Toshiba Fellowship to work at Toshiba’s central research labs, and from 1998 to 2000 he was a research associate at the University of Tokyo. He received the B.S. degree with honors in computational linguistics from the University of Manchester's Institute of Science and Technology in 1996. His research interests are in performing evaluation of advanced algorithms for intelligent text processing over very large data sets. In the machine learning area he has worked on comparing the performance of algorithms for named entity recognition, text classification, and change-point detection. He has also explored the automated acquisition of knowledge for machine translation and populating ontologies. In the applications area, he has made contributions to biomedical text mining in both the molecular and public health domains through several publicly funded projects: GENIA (JST CREST), ZAISA (JSPS), PASBio (NII), and BioCaster (JST PRESTO). He currently serves on the technical working group for early alerting of the G8’s Global Health Security Action Group (GHSAG) and serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal Advances in Artificial Intelligence. He coauthored over 90 published works in international journals, conferences, and book chapters, and with colleagues, he has organized many workshops on semantic mining (SMBM, LBM, SAAKM, and JNLPBA) and has participated in numerous program committees for major conferences (ACL, EMNLP, and Web Intelligence).
Biography Updated on 4 December 2011