Working with terabytes of Twitter data and historical corpora
that can fit on a floppy disk, I investigate how language is used,
how it varies between people and how this all changes across time.
I was interviewed by The Verge's podcast "Why'd You Push That Button?"
and talked about my research into emoji skin tone modifiers.
I wrote some blog posts for Cambridge Spark,
showing how to extract data from websites that don't have an API for it,
and how to deploy a machine learning model to the web.
My paper Self-Representation on Twitter Using Emoji Skin Color Modifiers was accepted to ICWSM.
It was covered, amongst others, by the BBC, the Telegraph and National Geographic.
My paper Evaluating historical text normalization systems: How well do they generalize? was accepted to NAACL.
I spent a summer at TAB, working on categorisation and recommendation systems.
Anything to do with historical spelling variation, the psychology of language processing, language use and variation.
A mostly up-to-date copy of my CV can be found here.