Dr. Noorhan Abbas

Dr. Noorhan Abbas


I studied Computer Science and Business Administration at the American University in Cairo before completing my MSc. in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing at University of Leeds. 

In 2009, I joined the intelligence team at Cumbria Constabulary as a researcher.  Three years later, I joined the corpus linguistics team at the University of Leeds as a research fellow and then finished my PhD from Lancaster University.

I have just finished working in the Edubots project at the school of Computing in Leeds.  It is an Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project that aims to improve results and raise attainment levels in European higher education. This project focusses on exploring best practices and innovative use of chatbots, and creating a learning community of educators. In addition, I am teaching Data Science to MSc Artificial Intelligence students at University of Leeds.

I am a member of the Artificial Intelligence for Language research group (University of Leeds). 

Research Funding:

Alan Turing Institute – 2022 Post-Doctoral Enrichment Award - 2022PEA\100083

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  • PhD in Technology and Policing, Lancaster University (2020)
  • MSc by Research in Computing, University of Leeds (2009)
  • BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration. American University in Cairo (1997)

Student education

Student feedback:

“I like the Monday live meeting. It brought more interactions with students and the teacher.  The teacher Noorhan is very responsible and always responsive. I am impressed by her energy and patience. I feel thankful!”

”In Data Science, you can lean heavily on Noorhan. She’s the heart and soul of the module. She makes the content very enjoyable and prepares you well for the assessments and projects even if you’re having difficulties.”

“I just wanted to thank you for the time and passion that you put into the teaching for the Data Science module, which I very much enjoyed. I particularly appreciated the added insights that you provided during the webinars on the wider issues.” 

“As I was trying to get foothold of the situation, the instructor lend her hand to keep me afloat. She was very encouraging and spend time to answer all my question. Dr. Noorhan had never said that the time was running out. Because of her knowledge and patience, the picture started to get clearer. By third week, I felt confident. At the end of the module, while doing the assessment 2, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I had learned. Now that I have submitted deliverables for the final assessment, I feel proud that I reached a milestone, a feeling of achievement.” 

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