School of Computing

Miss Farhana Liza

Research Student

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  • Room S15
    School of Computing
    University of Kent, CT2 7NF


My publications are available from the University of Kent's Academic Repository.

Recent News

  • June 2018 -- Won Sciences Postgraduate Research Prize for 2018 News Story.
  • November 2017 -- Our paper on language modeling has been accepted to AAAI 2018.
  • October 2016 -- The slide from the research talk on Spectral learning for Hidden markov model (HMM) at Computational Intelligence Group Seminars can be downloaded from here

PhD Project Summary

In the PhD project, I am investigating the Language Models using Deep Learning Techniques. Statistical Language Models have lacking in incorporating really long term dependencies for sequential data. We need a model that can understand and capture the hierarchical representation at different time steps and use that dense representation to improve Language Models.

Research Interests

I am a member of the following research groups:

My chief area of interest are deep learning, latent variable models, representation learning and language modelling.

Programme Committee Member

RepEval 2017: The Second Workshop on Evaluating Vector Space Representations for NLP, Co-located with EMNLP 2017.


  • Special Issue of The Knowledge Engineering Review journal, 2018.


I currently teach on the following undergraduate modules:

  • CO584: Solving Problems with Data : Practical Sessions
  • CO520: Further Object Oriented Programming
I have also taught on the following in previous terms:
  • CO320: Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
I also help undergraduate students with "Stage 1 Unix classes for project week".

Personal Website

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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 24/06/2018