About Me

I am a Lecturer (~Assistant Professor) at the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. My work focuses on the development of novel approaches towards automated cyber defence. In particular, my interest is on how to apply text mining and machine learning techniques in defence methodologies.

Previously, I was a Research Associate at Cardiff University working for the Discribe Hub and Data Innovation Accelerator projects.

I am a co-founder and act as a domain knowledge expert of QRLA, a start-up formed as part of the Cyber Innovation Hub initative in collaboration with Alacrity.

  • Natural Language Processing/Text Mining/Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning/Adversarial Machine Learning
  • Intrusion Detection
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2017

    Cardiff University

  • BSc Information Systems, 2013

    Cardiff University


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MDPI Big Data and Cognitive Computing
New Publication
Main author of our paper Comparing Hierarchical Approaches to Enhance Supervised Emotive Text Classification published in MDPI Big Data and Cognitive Computing’s special issue Advances in Natural Language Processing and Text Mining.
Autonomy Mobility World Expo
Autonomy Mobility World Expo 2024
Attended the Autonomy Mobility World Expo in Paris, France as part of a National Highways funded project.
The Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education
New Publication
Main author of our paper Leveraging Gamification and Game-based Learning in Cybersecurity Education - Engaging and Inspiring Non-Cyber Students published in the Journal of The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education.


  • WilliamsL10@cardiff.ac.uk
  • School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, Abacws, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG,