Viktor Pekar, Programme Director

Viktor Pekar, Programme Director

Teaching Fellow, Operations & Information Management

Research Interests

  • Predictive Modelling
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computational Social Sciences
  • Social media analysis


  • 2015-2018: Research & Teaching Fellow, Finance Department, Business School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
  • 2013-2015: Research Fellow, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
  • 2012-2013: Chief NLP Engineer, Knowsis Ltd, London
  • 2010-2012: Chief NLP Engineer, Market Sentinel Ltd. London
  • 2008-2010: Language Data Engineer, Academic Division, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • 2003-2008: Post-Doctoral Researcher. Computational Linguistics Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, University of Wolverhampton
  • 2001-2002: Visiting researcher. Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB), University of Karlsruhe

PhD Supervision

  • 2008-2012: Co-supervisor of N.Afzal’s PhD thesis “Relations Extraction for an E-Learning system in a Biomedical Domain” (with Prof. R.Mitkov), University of Wolverhampton Membership of Professional Bodies
  • 2020-present: Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, fellowship reference number: PR17866