I'm a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Warwick, currently involved in the PHEME FP7 project on the study of social media rumours. 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.