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Hayden L

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


AI/ML/NLP; statistics; computational social science; data science

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

How Do We Talk About Him vs. Her?: A Computational Analysis of the Language Redditors Use in Reference to Men vs. Women

In this project, we are interested in determining if there is a difference in language with which social media users discuss men vs. women. If there is a difference, as previous literature would suggest, then we are also interested in characterizing and describing this difference. To complete this project, we will leverage natural language processing techniques to examine language on a popular social media website. This project will involve data collection, analysis, and visualization.

Coding skills

python, javascript, java, R, HTML/CSS


"I am very grateful to have had Hayden as a mentor--Hayden is a great mentor and provided a lot of support during our project. I had not done a project before in this area, so I was a bit nervous about the learning curve, but Hayden's patience, encouragement, and knowledgeable advice made the process more fun and facilitated my learning, while also giving me the freedom to discover things on my own. Overall, Hayden is supportive, encouraging, knowledgeable, and helpful."

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