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School of Computing Science and Engineering

Professor Farid Meziane

Head Informatics Research Centre


Professor Farid Meziane obtained a PhD in computer science from the university of Salford on his work on producing formal specifications from natural language requirements. He is currently holding a chair in data and knowledge engineering at the university of Salford within the school of Science, Engineering and Environment. He is the head of the informatics research centre and the lead for the UoA11 (Computer Science and Informatics) REF submission. He specialises in extracting, organising and interpreting knowledge under all its form from various sources including quantitative data, text and images. Prof Farid Meziane is the co-chair of the International Conference on application of Natural Language to Information System (NLDB) and has given over ten invited talks at international conferences. He is involved in real life multi-disciplinary research in health, e-commerce and e-learning. Farid is PI in an ESRC funded project looking at profiling the victims of crime in England, managing energy efficiency through the SEEDs project (CI) funded by the EU and the implementation of Data science solution for the invisible systems company through a KTP (CI). He specialises in Data Science, Data Mining, Natural Language processing and Information extraction and retrieval.

Professor Farid Meziane served as the associate Dean International within the school of Computing, Science and Engineering from 2011 to 2019. He is currently an elected member of the University’s senat.


Professor Farid Meziane is currently teaching the Principles of Data Science module offered for the MSc in Data Science. He has previously taught a variety of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. A selection of the modules he has taught in the past include:

  • Research Methods
  • Business Intelligence
  • Formal Development of Software Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Object-Oriented Software Engineering
  • Data Structures
  • Declarative programming with Prolog

Research Interests

My research interests are in the broad area of data and knowledge engineering. This includes data science and mining, information extraction and retrieval, Big data and the semantic web. I am also interested in Natural language processing and requirements engineering.

Qualifications and Memberships




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