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Barbara K

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Machine learning, Natural language processing (NLP), Deep learning, Data science, Computational social science, Human-centered computing, Information extraction, Health informatics, Social computing

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.

Identifying temporal trends in online hate speech

Use topic modeling methods to extract the themes present in hate speech on twitter, and analyze how those themes change over time. Identify offline events that correspond to spikes in different types of hate speech.

Analyze medication-effect patterns in Reddit data.

Collect a dataset of Reddit posts regarding mental health and medications. Build clustering algorithms to group medications by their commonly reported side effects.

Coding skills

Python, JavaScript, Java

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