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Professor Paul McKevitt

Emeritus Professor

Profile image of Professor Paul McKevitt


Dean's Office (Arts, Hum & Social Sc)



Room MG225 Londonderry BT48 7JL



Paul Mc Kevitt is Professor of Digital MultiMedia at the School of Creative Arts & Technologies and member of the Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI).

He directed the International Loebner Prize 2013 Contest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) held during CultureTECH 2013 for the first time on the island of Ireland and is Vice-Chair of the University's Convocation Executive.

Paul has published numerous research papers in international journals, conferences and books, has been awarded three UK/international patents and is co-founder of a Magee campus spin-out company, HidInImage Ltd.


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

Research Fields

Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent MultiMedia, Creative Technologies, User Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Affective Computing, Sentiment Analysis, Digital Empathy.