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Doctor Rafael Mestre

Doctor Rafael Mestre

 PhD, MSc, BSc
Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Mathine Learning/Natural Language Processing
  • Democratic Innovations
  • Digital Humanities

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Dr Mestre joined the University of Southampton in January 2021. He has a multidisciplinary background in Physics, Nanoscience, Tissue Engineering, 3D Bioprinting and Bio-hybrid Robotics and currently works at the interface of Political Science and Computer Science. He employs analytical and programming skills to solve complex inter-disciplinary problems with an open-minded and collaborative approach. On the ‘Rebooting Democracy’ project, he works on argumentation mining to understand how people debate and feel about certain political issues through natural language processing, bridging fields like computer science, political science and argumentation.

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