Dell Zhang

Dell Zhang


Reader in Computer Science

Department of Computer Science (DCS)
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom

I am currently on leave from Birkbeck College and working full-time for Thomson Reuters Labs.

Email: α@β, where α=dell.z and β

Office: Room 271, Birkbeck Main Building, Knowledge Quarter, Bloomsbury.
Tel: +44 20 7631 6798    Fax: +44 20 7631 6727

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I do research in the broad field of Artificial Intelligence, particularly Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, and Natural Language Processing.
One research problem that I have been working on for decades is automatic Text Classification.

I provide consultancy in the above areas either through the College's Business Relations or privately. Contact me to see how we can work together to make the most effective use possible of your data.

Affiliated research centres:

I am a member the Experimental Data Science research group.

Science walks forward on two feet, namely theory and experiment ... Sometimes it is one foot that is put forward first, sometimes the other, but continuous progress is only made by the use of both.
--- Robert Millikan

Selected Publications (with Data & Code)

Blog - Research on Search


Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval (2020/21 Spring)
Machine Learning [Research Methods] (2017/18 Autumn)
Cloud Computing (2018/19 Spring)
Python [BGRS & BPSN Course] (2018/19 Spring)


MSc students committed to distinction are welcome to contact me for project ideas.


SigBrain: a Special Interest Group at Birkbeck college working on information Retrieval, text Analysis, machine Intelligence, and complex Networks (SigBrain).
SigBrain Group SigBrain Site

We are actively looking for PhD students with strong mathematical background and significant programming experience. Of particular interests to us are those who are hard working and like to be challenged intellectually. Please send me your CV if you are interested.
50 Years of Computing at Birkbeck
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PhD in Computer Science Programme: PhD Applications and PhD Studentships
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Research 101 (Compiled by Prof ChengXiang Zhai)
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MSc Information Technology Programme Director.

Please contact the Programme Administrator Shaikyla White for enquiries about administration.
Please contact the Admissions Tutor Carsten Fuhs for enquiries about admissions.

There is a pre-term Programming Primer course available in September.


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