I am a second-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
My research is focused on Rumour Stance and Veracity Classification in Twitter conversations. I am studying the benefits of utilising the conversation structure to enhance predictive models.
My general research interests are Machine Learning, Data Mining, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Image Processing.
- Arkaitz Zubiaga, Elena Kochkina, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter, Michal Lukasik. Stance classification in rumours as a sequential task exploiting the tree structure of social media conversations // Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics. – Association for Natural Language Processing (ANLP), 2016.
- Elena Kochkina, Maria Liakata, and Isabelle Augenstein. 2017. Turing at SemEval-2017 Task 8: Sequential Approach to Rumour Stance Classification with Branch-LSTM. In Proceedings of SemEval. ACL
- 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
- I am a part of the Statistics and Machine Learning Reading Group.
- I am a member of the Natural Language Processing Reading Group
- I helped organise and record WISC seminars in 2015-2016.
- I helped organise Bridges Summer School on Big Data and Networks in Social Sciences 2016.
- 2016 - present: Enrichment student, The Alan Turing Institute, London, UK
- 2015 - present: PhD in Urban Science, University of Warwick
2013-2015: MSc in Complex Systems Science, University of Warwick, UK; Chalmers University, Sweden
Thesis 1: Application of Digital Image Inpainting in Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy, supervised by Prof. Patrick Unwin and Dr. Kim McKelvey
- 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