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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 ]