Dr Liadh Kelly

Computer Science, ALL Institute, Hamilton Institute, Human Health Institute

Assistant Professor

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1st Floor
(01) 708 6081

Biography

Liadh Kelly is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University where she supervises and teaches on topics in the space of multimedia technologies and data access and retrieval. She was previously a research fellow, and lectured on topics in information technology and retrieval. She holds BSc, MSc (Res) and PhD degrees. She is an FI in the ADAPT SFI Research Centre for AI Driven Digital Content Technology and NS in the SFI Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science. She is an affiliate of the Maynooth University Assisting Living and Learning, Hamilton and Human Health Institutes. Her research lies in the applied artificial intelligence space and revolves around intelligent search, ubiquitous computing, and multimodal information access and retrieval, with a focus on context sensitive retrieval and evaluation methodology.

Research Interests

applied artificial intelligence - intelligent search, ubiquitous computing, and multimodal information access and retrieval - context sensitive retrieval and evaluation methodology

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Currently open PhD position (fully funded):
topic: mental wellness, multimodal lifelogging, and deep learning
 
We have funding available for a 4-year PhD postgraduate studentship which includes a stipend of €16,000 per annum and funding for annual student fees in the Computer Science Department, Maynooth University (Ireland) under the supervision of Dr. Liadh Kelly and Prof. Tom Naughton. The successful candidate will also be affiliated to the Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University and the SFI Adapt Research Centre  which provide access to training opportunities and a large network of researchers. This PhD offers a solid career pathway through formalised training & development, expert supervision and exposure to top specialists. Project details follow. Informal enquiries can be sent to Liadh and Tom.  
 
 
Project Topic 
Mental health is acknowledged as a leading global health concern. This PhD project focuses on auto-understanding individuals’ mental wellness and wellness-related requirements. The project will investigate the potential to classify an individual’s mental wellness and provide early indicators of declining mental wellness using personal contextual indicators (e.g., geo-location, people around you, mobile activity, biometric response) as an individual engages in daily life activities. The research will analyse the personal contextual indicators using deep learning approaches. In particular, the effectiveness of these approaches in classification of individuals’ wellness in different scenarios and times will be explored.   
 
Candidate 
The ideal candidate will be a motivated and enthusiastic person with the following skills and qualifications: 
  • Primary degree (BSc/MSc) in Computer Science or a related discipline.  
  • Received (or on track to receive) first-class honours or high second-class honours in their primary degree. 
  • Strong programming and analytical thinking skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal). 
  • Data analysis and machine learning knowledge is desirable. 
 
Funding 
This PhD position is fully funded for up to 4-years as follows:  
  • Tax free stipend of €16,000 per annum. 
  • Annual student fees. 
 
Application Process 
Applications are invited from those who have achieved (or are on track to achieve) a first-class honours or a high second-class honours degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.  
 
To apply for this PhD position, please email the following details to liadh.kelly@mu.ie and tomn@cs.nuim.ie 
 
  1. Detailed curriculum vitae. 
  2. An example of technical report writing e.g., publication or final year project report. 
  3. Transcripts of degrees. 
  4. The name and email contacts of two academic referees. 
  5. A cover letter (max 500 words) motivating your application for the PhD topic. 
  6. For international applicants, please include your English language proficiency certificate. 
Informal queries, prior to application, can be sent to  liadh.kelly@mu.ie and tomn@cs.nuim.ie 
 
Application deadline: Friday, 17th June 2022. It is expected that the successful applicant will start the PhD position by mid-September 2022. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Continuous Evaluation of Large-scale Information Access Systems: A Case for Living Labs'
Hopfgartner, Frank and Balog, Krisztian and Lommatzsch, Andreas and Kelly, Liadh and Kille, Benjamin and Schuth, Anne and Larson, Martha (2019) 'Continuous Evaluation of Large-scale Information Access Systems: A Case for Living Labs' In: Ferro, N. and Peters, C (eds). CLEF@20 - 20 Years of CLEF: How to do Evaluation in a Changing World. Berlin: Springer Verlag. [Details]
2019 'The scholarly impact of CLEF eHealth 2012–2017 labs'
Suominen, Hanna and Kelly, Liadh and Goeuriot, Lorraine (2019) 'The scholarly impact of CLEF eHealth 2012–2017 labs' In: Ferro, N. and Peters, C (eds). CLEF@20 - 20 Years of CLEF: How to do Evaluation in a Changing World. Berlin: Springer Verlag. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'The Scholarly Influence of the CLEF eHealth Initiative by the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum: Review and Bibliometric Study of the 2012-2017 Outcomes'
Hanna Suominen, Liadh Kelly, Lorraine Goeuriot (2018) 'The Scholarly Influence of the CLEF eHealth Initiative by the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum: Review and Bibliometric Study of the 2012-2017 Outcomes'. Journal of Medical Information Retrieval Research Protocols, [full-text] [Details]
2018 'An Analysis of Evaluation Campaigns in ad-hoc Medical Information Retrieval: CLEF eHealth 2013 and 2014'
Lorraine Goeuriot, Gareth J.F. Jones, Liadh Kelly, Johannes Leveling, Mihai Lupu, Joao Palotti, Guido Zuccon (2018) 'An Analysis of Evaluation Campaigns in ad-hoc Medical Information Retrieval: CLEF eHealth 2013 and 2014'. Information Retrieval Journal, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2021 USING CONTEXTUAL CUES in UNDERSTANDING URBAN MENTAL WELL-BEING
Oteiza T.P.;Kelly L.;Mooney P. (2021) USING CONTEXTUAL CUES in UNDERSTANDING URBAN MENTAL WELL-BEING International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives , pp.85-89 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2021 CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2021
Goeuriot L.;Suominen H.;Kelly L.;Alemany L.A.;Brew-Sam N.;Cotik V.;Filippo D.;Gonzalez Saez G.;Luque F.;Mulhem P.;Pasi G.;Roller R.;Seneviratne S.;Vivaldi J.;Viviani M.;Xu C. (2021) CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2021 European Conference on Information Retrieval , pp.593-600 [DOI] [Details]
2021 Consumer Health Search at CLEF eHealth 2021
Goeuriot L.;Suominen H.;Pasi G.;Bassani E.;Brew-Sam N.;González-Sáez G.;Kelly L.;Mulhem P.;Seneviratne S.;Upadhyay R.;Viviani M.;Xu C. (2021) Consumer Health Search at CLEF eHealth 2021 CEUR Workshop Proceedings , pp.751-769 [full-text] [Details]
2021 Overview of the CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2021
Suominen H.;Goeuriot L.;Kelly L.;Alemany L.A.;Bassani E.;Brew-Sam N.;Cotik V.;Filippo D.;González-Sáez G.;Luque F.;Mulhem P.;Pasi G.;Roller R.;Seneviratne S.;Upadhyay R.;Vivaldi J.;Viviani M.;Xu C. (2021) Overview of the CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2021 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , pp.308-323 [DOI] [Details]
2020 Overview of the CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2020
Goeuriot, Lorraine and Suominen, Hanna and Kelly, Liadh and Antonio, Miranda-Escalada and Krallinger, Martin and Liu, Zhengyang and Pasi, Gabriella and Gonzalez Saez, Gabriela and Viviani, Marco and Xu, Chenchen (2020) Overview of the CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2020 The 11th Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum [Details]
2020 Overview of the CLEF eHealth 2020 Task 2: Consumer Health Search with Ad Hoc and Spoken Queries
Goeuriot, Lorraine and Suominen, Hanna and Kelly, Liadh and Liu, Zhengyang and Pasi, Gabriella and Saez Gonzales, Gabriela and Viviani, Marco and Xu, Chenchen (2020) Overview of the CLEF eHealth 2020 Task 2: Consumer Health Search with Ad Hoc and Spoken Queries Working Notes of CLEF 2020 - Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum [Details]
2020 CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2020
Suominen, Hanna and Kelly, Liadh and Goeuriot, Lorraine and Krallinger, Martin (2020) CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2020 ECIR 2020 – 42nd European Conference on Information Retrieval [Details]
2019 Overview of the CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2019
Kelly, Liadh and Suominen, Hanna and Goeuriot, Lorraine and Neves, Mariana and Kanoulas, Evangelos and Li, Dan and Azzopardi, Leif and Spijker, Rene and Zuccon, Guido and Scells, Harrisen and Palotti, Joao (2019) Overview of the CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2019 The 10th Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum [full-text] [Details]
2019 CLEF eHealth 2019 Evaluation Lab
Kelly, Liadh and Goeuriot, Lorraine and Suominen, Hanna and Neves, Mariana and Kanoulas, Evangelos and Spijker, Rene and Azzopardi, Leif and Li, Dan and Jimmy and Palotti, Joao and Zuccon, Guido (2019) CLEF eHealth 2019 Evaluation Lab The 41st European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2019) Cologne, Germany, [Details]
2019 A User Modeling Shared Challenge Proposal
Conlan, Owen and Fraser, Kieran and Kelly, Liadh and Yousuf, Bilal (2019) A User Modeling Shared Challenge Proposal The 10th Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum [full-text] [Details]
2019 Overview of the CLEF 2019 Personalised Information Retrieval Lab (PIR-CLEF 2019)
Pasi, Gabriella and Jones, Gareth J. F. and Goeuriot, Lorraine and Kelly, Liadh and Marrara, Stefania and Sanvitton, Camilla (2019) Overview of the CLEF 2019 Personalised Information Retrieval Lab (PIR-CLEF 2019) The 10th Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum [Details]
2018 Overview of the CLEF 2018 Consumer Health Search Task
Jimmy and Zuccon, Guido and Palotti, Joao and Goeuriot, Lorraine and Kelly, Liadh (2018) Overview of the CLEF 2018 Consumer Health Search Task Working Notes of CLEF 2018 - Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum [full-text] [Details]
2018 Overview of the CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2018
Suominen, Hanna and Kelly, Liadh and Goeuriot, Lorraine and Névéol, Aurélie and Ramadier, Lionel and Robert, Aude and Kanoulas, Evangelos and Spijker, Rene and Azzopardi, Leif and Li, Dan and Jimmy and Palotti, Joao and Zuccon, Guido (2018) Overview of the CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2018 The 9th International Conference of the CLEF Association [full-text] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2020 Report on the 2019 Workshop on Smart Farming and Data Analytics (SFDAI).
Kelly, Liadh, van der Burg, Simone , Regan, Aine, Mooney, Peter (2020) Report on the 2019 Workshop on Smart Farming and Data Analytics (SFDAI). arXiv, arXiv preprint. [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2019 How do we Transition to Smart Farming in Ireland?.
Mooney, Peter and Kelly, Liadh (2019) How do we Transition to Smart Farming in Ireland?. Ireland: Blog [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2019 Evalumap 2019 chairs' welcome.
Yousuf B.;Kelly L. (2019) Evalumap 2019 chairs' welcome. Editorial [Details]
2017 CLEF 2017: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction chairs' welcome.
Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro, Lorraine Goeuriot, Julio Gonzalo, Gareth J. F. Jones, Liadh Kelly, Seamus Lawless, Thomas Mandl (2017) CLEF 2017: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction chairs' welcome. Editorial [Details]

Newsletter

  Year Publication
2017 Report on CLEF 2017: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction.
Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro, Lorraine Goeuriot, Julio Gonzalo, Gareth J. F. Jones, Liadh Kelly, Seamus Lawless, Thomas Mandl (2017) Report on CLEF 2017: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction. New York, NY, USA: Newsletter [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2019 Proposal for a Shared Challenge in the UMAP Space.
Conlan, Owen, Fraser, Kieran, Kelly, Liadh and Yousuf, Bilal (2019) Proposal for a Shared Challenge in the UMAP Space. Technical Publication [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
2019 EvalUMAP2019: Towards Comparative Evaluation in the User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization Space Workshop.
Kelly, Liadh and Yousuf, Bilal (2019) EvalUMAP2019: Towards Comparative Evaluation in the User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization Space Workshop. Workshops [Details]