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2016

  • User-generated content mining: From collective disease rates to individual demographics (October, 2016)
    Language Technology Lab Seminars, University of Cambridge
    [ slides ] [ link ]
  • Mining socio-political and socio-economic signals from social media content (September, 2016)
    Summer School on Big Data & Networks in Social Sciences, University of Warwick
    [ slides ] [ slideshare ]
  • User-generated content: collective and personalised inference tasks (March, 2016)
    Invited Talk, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    [ slides ] [ slideshare ]
  • An introduction to digital health surveillance from online user-generated content (March, 2016)
    Guest Lecture, Web Science course, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    [ slides ] [ slideshare ]
  • Inferring the socioeconomic status of social media users based on behaviour and language (March, 2016)
    ECIR 2016
    [ poster ] [ poster on slideshare ] [ paper ]

2015

  • Assessing the impact of a health intervention via user-generated Internet content (September, 2015)
    ECML PKDD 2015, Journal Track (Porto, Portugal)
    [ slides ] [ slideshare ] [ paper ] [ ECML PKDD '15 ]
  • Extracting Interesting Concepts from Large-Scale Textual Data (July, 2015)
    Invited Talk, New Frontiers of Automated Content Analysis in the Social Sciences (ACA), University of Zurich
    [ slides ] [ slideshare ] [ abstract ] [ ACA's website ]
  • Mining the Social Web: A series of statistical NLP case studies (March, 2015)
    WISC Seminar, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick
    [ slides (updated) ] [ slideshare ] [ link ]
  • Bilinear Text Regression and Applications (March, 2015)
    Invited Lecture, CS909 Data Mining, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick
    [ slides ] [ slideshare ]
  • Learning about health and medicine from Internet data (February, 2015)
    Tutorial at WSDM '15 (with Elad Yom-Tov and Ingemar Cox), Shanghai, China
    [ slides ] [ slides reduced size ] [ paper ] [ link ]

2014

  • Mining the Social Web: A series of statistical NLP case studies (December, 2014)
    NLIP Group Seminars, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
    [ slides ] [ link ]
  • Extracting Socioeconomic Patterns from the News: Modelling Text and Outlet Importance Jointly (June, 2014)
    ACL '14 Workshop on Language Technologies and Computational Social Science (LACSS)
    [ poster ]
  • Bilinear Text Regression and Applications (May, 2014)
    NLP Seminars, Cognitive and Language Processing Systems Group, University of Sussex
    [ slides ] [ link ]
  • Predicting and Characterising User Impact on Twitter (April, 2014)
    EACL '14
    [ poster ] [ paper ]

2013

  • Exploiting human-generated inputs for influenza detection (November, 2013)
    UCL, internal
    [ available on request ]
  • A user-centric model of voting intention from Social Media (August, 2013)
    ACL '13
    [ scribd ] [ poster ] [ paper ]
  • Exploiting Human-Generated Text for Trend Mining (July, 2013)
    UCL, internal
    [ scribd ] [ slides ]
  • Can Social Media tell us something about our lives? (March, 2013)
    Media Futures Research Group Seminars, UCL
    [ scribd ] [ slides ]

2012

  • Detecting Events and Patterns in the Social Web with Statistical Learning (October, 2012)
    NLP Seminars, University of Sheffield
    [ slides+ ] [ thesis ]
  • Detecting Events and Patterns in the Social Web with Statistical Learning (October, 2012)
    Royal Statistical Society, London
    [ slides ]

2010

  • Flu Detector - Tracking Epidemics on Twitter (September, 2010)
    ECML PKDD 2010
    [ poster ] [ paper ]
  • Tracking the flu pandemic by monitoring the Social Web (June, 2010)
    CIP '10
    [ poster ] [ paper ]