I am finishing up my PhD in the Northumbria Social Computing Lab (NorSC) and Connected Experience Lab (CXL). My research explores how technology, especially social media, has affected human-canine relationships and the perception of dogs in society. This work uses a variety of techniques, including thematic analysis and natural language processing. Additionally, I am interested in the question of whether animals can consent and their right to privacy. Outside of Northumbria, I am involved in the ACI (Animal-Computer Interaction) community.
Before Northumbria, I was a data scientist at an e-commerce company where I built various successful models that predicted churn, optimised search rank, and ranked prospective customers. I also was a research assistant at Northeastern University in Boston, MA (USA) at a social network systems lab, where I worked on projects looking at the evolution of Twitter, Facebook ads, web personalisation and filter bubbles, and preventing the impact of malicious accounts on social networks.
------- Active projects:
------- Recent publications: