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Paul Mc Kevitt

Professor of Digital MultiMedia

School of Creative Arts
University of Ulster
Northland Road

Londonderry BT48 7JL
Work: (028) 716-75433


  1. M.Ed. in Education, University of Sheffield, England (1999)
  2. Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Exeter, England (1991)
  3. M.S. in Computer Science, New Mexico State University, USA (1988)
  4. B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland (1985)


Professor Paul Mc Kevitt is from Co. Donegal, Ireland on the northwest of the European Union (EU) and was born in the Year  of the Dragon.He has contributed to genesis of `The Imagineering Quarter' in the City of Derry/Londonderry which backed the City's successful bid for First UK City of Culture 2013. He is a member of the Digital Action Team (DAT) for Digital Derry.


He is Professor of Digital MultiMedia at the School of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Ulster, Magee, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Previously, he was Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has been Visiting Professor of Intelligent MultiMedia Computing in the Institute of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark and a British EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Advanced Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, ENGLAND. The Fellowship, commenced in 1994, and released him from his Assistant Professorship (tenured Lectureship) for 5 years to conduct full-time research on the integration of natural language, speech and vision processing. He has been Visiting Professor at LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, Univ. Paris Sud, France, Visiting Fellow at the School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, and Research Scientist and Research Fellow in The Department of Computer Science, New Mexico State University, New Mexico, USA.


He completed a Master's degree in Education (M.Ed.), at the University of Sheffield, England in 1999, his Ph.D. in Computer Science, at the University of Exeter, England in 1991, his Master's degree in Computer Science (M.S.), at New Mexico State University, New Mexico, USA in 1988 and his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (B.Sc., Hons.), at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland in 1985.


He has published numerous research papers in international conferences, research, books and journals and has been awarded 4 UK/international patents. He has obtained research and education funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Ireland (PRTLI-V), the British Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the European Union (Esprit [Open-LTR], TEMPUS, Erasmus, Socrates), The Royal Society, The British Council, Invest Northern Ireland (Proof-of-Concept, RTD Networking), InterTradeIreland (Fusion), Enterprise Ireland (Innovation Vouchers), UK Teaching Company Scheme (TCS) and industry (US WEST Advanced Technologies (Denver, CO, USA), Seagate Technology, Nvolve, 8over8, EyeSpyFX and Learning Pool).


His primary research interests are in Natural Language Processing (NLP) including the processing of beliefs and intentions (pragmatics) in dialogue. He is also interested in Philosophy, Digital Creativity and the general area of Artificial Intelligence.


Research Interests:

Research interests; Intelligent MultiMedia; Creative Technologies; Human Computer Interaction; Natural Language Processing; Artificial Intelligence; Cognitive Science