Monica Lestari Paramita

I am Lecturer in Data Science at the Information School, University of Sheffield.

My research expertise is in bias in search engines, especially in investigating how bias should be communicated to search engine users and its impact on information access. I am also interested in analysing cross-lingual similarity in Wikipedia, including identifying the characteristics of similar/dissimilar Wikipedia documents, and how to identify them using lightweight features that do not require advanced translation resources. I am also interested in investigating users' information seeking behaviour and whether their interactions with an Information Retrieval system can indicate their perceived success of the system.



Work Experience


Prior to working as a lecturer at the Information School, I worked as a researcher in several EU-funded projects in Information Retrieval (IR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). In my previous research, I have developed methods for identifying cross-lingual similarity in the Web, analysed information seeking behaviour in cultural heritage site, and conducted user studies and evaluations to understand how users interact with IR systems and how these systems should be developed to improve information access.


Previous Teaching/Research Roles

2020-2021 Researcher in the CyCAT project

2020 (Jan-Dec) Researcher in the RR-IIKE project

2018-2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Information School, University of Sheffield

2017-2018 Research Associate in the Europeana DSI-3 project

2016-2017 Research Associate in the Europeana DSI-2 project

2014-2016 Research Associate in the SENSEI project

2012-2014 Research Associate in the TaaS project

2010-2012 Research Associate in the ACCURAT project

2008-2010 Research Intern in the Information Retrieval (IR) Group, University of Sheffield

2009 Organiser of ImageCLEF Photo Retrieval Task

2006-2007 Research Assistant in the Information Retrieval (IR) Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Indonesia



Education


2010-2019 PhD in Information Studies, Information School, University of Sheffield

Thesis: "Language Independent Methods to Identify Cross-Lingual Similarity in Wikipedia", supervised by Prof. Paul Clough and Prof. Robert Gaizauskas.

2007-2008 MSc in Information Management, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield

Dissertation: "Implementation of Spatial Diversity Factor in Retrieving Geographically Distributed Result in a Context-Based Image Search Engine", supervised by Prof. Mark Sanderson.

2002-2006 BSc in Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Indonesia

Dissertation: "Geographic Information Retrieval for Indonesian Documents", supervised by Dr. Mirna Adriani.