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Dr Mark Snaith

Biography Mark Snaith is a lecturer in the School of Computing.

He was previously a founding member of the Centre for Argument Technology at the University of Dundee from 2009-2020.

His PhD was completed in 2013 as part of the EPSRC-funded "Dialectical Argumentation Machines" project (EP/G060347/1), with a thesis entitled "Argument Revision and its role in dialogue".

He was subsequently employed as a Research Assistant on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project "Dialogue-based Exploration of Argumentation and Mediation Space" (RPG-2013-076), which aimed to develop models of argument and dialogue to support dispute mediation.

In 2016, he was named as a member of "key personnel" in a consortium that submitted a successful proposal to the European Union's Horizon 2020 framework. The funded project was titled "Council of Coaches" (#769553) and advanced the state-of-the-art in virtual health coaching.

His research interests centre around computational models of argument and dialogue, and real-world applications thereof. These include, but are not limited to, argument dynamics; dialogue strategies; extraction and analysis of dialogue structures; and implementations of argumentation systems.
Research Interests Argumentation
Argument Technology
Conversational AI
Multi-agent systems
Computational models of dialogue
Teaching and Learning Member of School Ethics Committee

CM1102 - Problem Solving and Modelling (joint module co-ordinator)
CM2100 - Advanced Software Design and Development (module co-ordinator)