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James Hammerton

  • Dr
  • Data Scientist Engineer
  • Gluru
  • 17PublicationsNumber of items in James's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 176Followers

Recent publications

  • On Character vs Word Embeddings as Input for English Sentence Classification

    • Hammerton J
    • Vintró M
    • Kapetenakis S
    • et al.
  • Combining a self-organising map with memory-based learning

    • Hammerton J
    • Sang E

Professional experience

Data Scientist Engineer


May 2014 - Present

Research Engineer


January 2012 - May 2014(2 years)

Senior Data Mining Engineer

Mendeley Ltd.

September 2009 - January 2012(2 years)

Software developer/AI specialist

Sword Ciboodle (formerly Graham Technology)

February 2004 - April 2009(5 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Alfa-Informatica, The University of Groningen

January 2002 - December 2003(2 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Computer Science, University College Dublin

January 1999 - December 2001(3 years)


PhD Computer Science

The University of Birmingham

October 1994 - December 1998(4 years)

BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science

The University of Edinburgh

October 1990 - July 1994(4 years)


James Hammerton obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham in 1998, and has since worked both in academia and in industry doing research in machine learning, neural networks and natural language processing. On the datamining team at Mendeley (Sept 2009-Jan 2012) he designed and built the first version of the deduplication system that sits behind Mendeley's catalogue. You can find a deduplication dataset based on this work at: In his spare time, James has been known to write music, write blogs and get involved in political campaigns, alongside the odd beer or five.

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