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Dr Tommy Yuan
Senior Lecturer


I am interested in argumentation, dialogue systems, natural language processing for argumentation and the application of machine learning techniques to various argumentation tasks. I have been supervising a few PhD projects that involve the use of reinforcement learning for agent learning to argue, graph neural networks for argument labelling, and LSTM with attention models for argument mining and fake news detection. I am also interested in social dialogue for autistic children, system dependability arguments, and the application of AI technologies to the railway domain.

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MSc in Software Engineering
PhD in Computer Science


2018-now Senior Lecturer, University of York
2013-2018 Lecturer, University of York
2009-2013 Teaching Fellow, University of York
2005-2008 Assistant Professor, University of Akureyri, Iceland

Departmental and University Roles

  • Chinese Universities Collaboration Director
  • Programme Leader for MSc Computer Science
  • Programme Leader for MSc Computer Science with Data Analytics
  • Programme Leader for MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security
  • Member of MSc ACS admissions team


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325697

Office: CSE/247

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