Tom Hosking


University of Edinburgh Sep 2019 - Present

PhD Candidate, CDT in NLP

Supervised by Mirella Lapata

University College London Sep 2017 - Sep 2018

MSc, Machine Learning (Distinction)

Distinction in all taught modules and thesis

Commended for highest project mark

University of Oxford, Worcester College 2006 - 2010

2.1 MPhys (Master of Physics)

Winchester College 2001 - 2006

Awarded a scholarship

A Levels: Physics (A), Maths (A), Further Maths (A), Chemistry (A), French (A), Latin (A)


Contractor, Associo Ltd Mar 2019 – Sep 2019

  • Document management at scale for the legal profession
  • Designed and built the whole NLP stack

Intern, Bloomsbury AI Mar 2018 – Sep 2018

Wedding Photographer, self employed Aug 2017 – Present

Trader, DRW Aug 2015 – May 2017

  • Primary trader for USD rates products
  • Improved trading models and converted core pricing spreadsheets to Python app

Quant Trader, Financial Market Engineering Feb 2011 – Jul 2015

  • Proprietary trader of STIR, bond and ICE Swapnote futures
  • Built simulation platform for researching quantitative ideas
  • Combined trading, quant and programming knowledge to facilitate communication and coordinate strategy rollout

Developer, Orbis Investment Advisory Sep 2010 – Feb 2011

  • Supported and improved valuation and pricing systems built in VB.NET

Intern, HSBC (Rates Options Trading) Jul – Sep 2009

Content Author, Wunderman Jul – Sep 2008

Web Developer, Pod1 Creative AgencyJul – Sep 2007
Jul – Aug 2006

  • Maintenance developer for PHP/MySQL web projects

Work Experience, Diamond Light Source Synchrotron Aug 2005

  • Built an app to automate survey measurements using a theodolite


Querent Intent in Multi-Sentence Questions • Laurie Burchell*, Jie Chi*, Tom Hosking*, Nina Markl* and Bonnie Webber
Linguistics Annotation Workshop, COLING 2020 (* = equal contribution)

    title={Querent Intent in Multi-Sentence Questions}, 
    author={Laurie Burchell and Jie Chi and Tom Hosking and Nina Markl and Bonnie Webber},

Evaluating Rewards for Question Generation ModelsTom Hosking, Sebastian Riedel
To appear at NAACL-HLT 2019

    title = "Evaluating Rewards for Question Generation Models",
    author = "Hosking, Tom  and
        Riedel, Sebastian",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the 2019 Conference of the North {A}merican Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Volume 1 (Long and Short Papers)",
    month = jun,
    year = "2019",
    address = "Minneapolis, Minnesota",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "",
    pages = "2278--2283"

Skills & Languages

  • Proficient in Python, TensorFlow, C++, SQL, HTML/CSS/JS
  • Knowledge of React/redux, Gremlin, PyTorch, Docker, MongoDB
  • English Native
  • French Advanced


  • Volunteer project supervisor with the Nuffield Future Researchers programme
  • Mentor with Target Oxbridge
  • Cycled from John o’Groats to Land’s End in 9 days, in aid of Everychild children’s charity
  • Ran 26 miles across the Grand Canyon
  • Coxed the winning Oxford Women’s Boat Race crew 2010, and the Oxford Men’s Lightweight Boat Race crew 2009
  • Volunteered as a teaching assistant and coach in Nemato Township, South Africa
  • Volunteered as a developer with Full Fact
  • Keen photographer