I'm a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Warwick. I'm interested in mining social media for building social and situational awareness. I study how news and events unfold in social media as well as how to make the most of information posted by users ranging from eyewitnesses to regular users. I also study the demographics of social media users to understand different communities, with special interest in minorities and minorised groups. My work involves research in fields like social media mining, natural language processing and human-computer interaction, amplified by an interdisciplinary perspective involving social sciences such as journalism, sociology and psychology.
I'm open to collaboration, do drop me a line if you're interested in discussing.
- April 2017: Our paper on country-level geolocation of tweets has been accepted for publication in IEEE TKDE!
- March 2017: Our CHI 2017 paper on the use of UGC in journalistic practice received a best paper award!
- February 2017: I'm co-guest editing a special issue for the Information Processing & Management Journal on Processing Social Media in Real-Time. Deadline is 7th July!