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Elena Kochkina

I am a first-year PhD student in Computer Science supervised by Prof. Rob Procter and Dr. Maria Liakata. I am affiliated with the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC) CDT and funded by the Leverhulme Trust via the Bridges Programme. My background is Applied Mathematics and Complexity Science.

Currently I am based at the Alan Turing Institute in London for an Enrichment year

Research

My research is focused on multimodal analysis of social media. The motivation for this is the fact that in recent years images in social media (e.g. twitter) have become a very powerful tool to transfer information and express emotions. My research seeks to combine information extracted from images and text to gain insights about sentiment, data veracity, human behaviour patterns in order to understand phenomenas such as rumour spread and opinion formation.

Research interests

My research interests are Machine Learning, Data Mining, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Image Processing.

Publications

Teaching

  • CS918 Natural Language Processing (Term II, 2016/17, Lab Demonstations, Introduction Seminars on Neural Networks)
  • CS130 Mathematics for Computer Scientists I (Term I, 2015/16, Small Group Seminars)
  • CS918 Natural Language Processing (Term II, 2015/16, Introduction Seminars on Neural Networks)
  • CS909 Data Mining (Term II, 2015/16, Lab Demonstrations)

Seminars and Reading groups

Education

  • 2012 - 2015: MSc in Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • 2008-2012: BSc in Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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Elena Kochkina

E dot Kochkina at warwick dot ac dot uk

Office: The Alan Turing Institute, British Library, London, NW1 2DB