Hello, I am a data scientist based in Manchester, UK.
I look for patterns in data.

About_

I use data analysis, visualisation, statistical and machine learning methods to uncover hidden patterns and insights in social data and present them in an understandable way.

I like solving problems and learning new things, and I am a member of the Centre for Policy Modelling.

→ Here is my recent paper on a new semantic and syntactic similarity measure to determine the similarity between tweets, using word embeddings.

Skills_

I perform data:

I use Python and R most frequently. SQL and noSQL databases. Big and small data. Windows and Linux. I also have mathematical and programming skills (PHP, Java, C++, etc.).

Qualifications_

My PhD explored how methods such as machine learning and visualisation could be used on complex social science data, and used a large, interlinked social database as a case study.
I have:

Chatbot_

For my MSc I designed & programmed a chatbot, Bob, that had long-term memory. He is old now, and a little (or maybe a lot) out of date as I do not maintain him, but you can still chat to a more forgetful version here.

Chatbots have become very popular in recent years and are much more prevalent than when Bob was created. However, in general, it is still a challenge to create a chatbot that can communicate sensibly. Bob was written using AIML, PHP and MySQL.

Contact_

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