Maurice Mulvenna


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 1992 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
1991 …2020

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Personal profile


Maurice Mulvenna is Professor of Computer Science at Ulster University. Maurice’s research areas include artificial intelligence; data analytics; mental health and wellbeing; and assistive technologies. His most recent research focuses on working in partnership with mental health organisations, using artificial intelligence to uncover useful behavioural patterns in anonymised call and event data pertaining to crisis helplines, chatlines and suicidal behaviour in public places. He has served on 200 program committees and chaired many conferences, including the 32nd British Human-Computer Interaction conference in 2018 (BHCI-2018), 31st European Cognitive Ergonomics Conference in 2019 (ECCE-2019), the 5th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP-2019) in 2019 and is chair of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE-2021) to be held in Prague, Czech Republic in 2021. He has also been invited as a keynote speaker at international conferences and events in UK, Asia and Europe. Maurice has published over 400 internationally peer-reviewed publications including books, journal papers, conference and workshop papers and book chapters. He is principal investigator or investigator on more than 120 local, national and international research projects, bringing funding of over £9M to Ulster University and raising total project funds of over £48M. He also serves as an invited expert reviewer for national and international awards as well as many national and international research funding organisations. Maurice served for three years on UK Ofcom’s Advisory Committee on Older and Disabled People and currently serves on the editorial boards for academic journals including the IET Journal of Engineering, Journal of Enabling Technologies and JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. In 2014, he was elected as a Board Member of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG). Maurice is also a past winner of the European €100K IST Grand Prize and has won with colleagues the Best Innovation in Practice Award at the Dementia Care Awards. He also won the Inaugural Award for Industry-Academic Collaboration from the Centre for Behaviour Change Conference on Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and Other Innovative Methods, in 2019 with colleagues.

External positions

Chair, Cedar Foundation, Cedar Foundation

1 Jan 2017 → …

Ofcom Advisory Committee on Older and Disabled People, UK Office of Communications (Ofcom)

1 Jul 200830 Jun 2011

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Research Output

Aggregated Topic Models for Increasing Social Media Topic Coherence

Blair, S., Bi, Y. & Mulvenna, M., 31 Jan 2020, In : Applied Intelligence. 50, 1, p. 138-156 19 p.

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    Human and Data-Driven Design Fictions: Entering the Near-Future Zone

    Malizia, A., Bond, RR., Turkington, R. & Mulvenna, M., 20 Jan 2020, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Rethinking Cognitive Ergonomics: ReCogErg 2019 Rethinking Cognitive Ergonomics. Murray, D., van der Veer, G., de Haan, G. & Dittmar, A. (eds.). CEUR-WS, Vol. 2539. p. 1-4 4 p. (CEUR-WS).

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    Towards Chatbots to Support Bibliotherapy Preparation and Delivery

    McAllister, P., Kerr, J., McTear, M., Mulvenna, M., Bond, RR., Kirby, K., Morning, J. & Glover, D., 19 Jan 2020, Chatbot Research and Design - 3rd International Workshop, CONVERSATIONS 2019, Revised Selected Papers: Third International Workshop, CONVERSATIONS 2019 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 19–20, 2019 Revised Selected Papers. Følstad, A., Araujo, T., Papadopoulos, S., Lai-Chong Law, E., Granmo, O-C., Luger, E. & Brandtzaeg, P. B. (eds.). LNCS ed. Switzerland: Springer Nature, Vol. 11970. p. 127-142 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11970 LNCS).

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    Open Access
  • Prizes

    IST Grand Prize

    Maurice Mulvenna (Recipient), 25 Oct 2001