Dr. Haithem Afli

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)

Biography: Dr Haithem Afli is a faculty member at Cork Institute of Technology and has over 12 years of R&D experience in the Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning research and applications space in industry and academia. He is one of the Funded Investigators in the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, where his primary focus is on ML and Natural Language Processing (NLP). He is leading the Machine Learning research group ADAPT@CIT and lectures in the area.

After completing his undergraduate degree in Computer Science, he obtained an MSc in Computational Linguistics from Grenoble University (France) in 2010 and a PhD in Computer Science from Le Mans University (France) in 2014.

As an academic researcher, he is keen to commercialize his research with industry partnerships and he is actively involved in managing academia-industry partnership projects.

He is currently supervising five PhD students and two postdoctoral researchers all working in the application of ML and NLP.

Dr Afli is involved in several national, European (H2020) and International projects focussed respectively on the application of ML and NLP in Digital Health, 5G technology, AgriTech and security. He also has close working relationships and joint projects with a range of companies in the Machine Learning and NLP and its applications space both in Ireland and Europe.


Research Interests: Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Digital Health, AgriTech and Fintech.