EHF 2015, Daventry

Panel from “The Last Halloween” by Abigail Howard On Tuesday, I presented some of my work at an external conference for the very first time. I have presented to my colleagues at Nottingham, and to other members of CREATe, but never anywhere else. And certainly not somewhere that warrants being published in a book. I […]

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Research Highlights

Academic Guilt from PhD comics by Jorge Cham I have just written a document that will be placed on the Horizon website, giving background to my research and the progress so far. It’s a fairly decent summary of the area of my research, so I will place a link to it in the About section […]

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Thought Bubble, Interviews, and Updates

Thought Bubble 2013 I can’t believe I left it over a month between posts, especially since Thought Bubble was nearly two weeks ago. I plan to rectify that now with a brief overview of the festival and What I Did There, and an update on my research. Exciting stuff I’m sure you’ll agree. Thought Bubble […]

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Hello World

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weiner So, first post. I suppose I had better talk about why I am starting this blog and what you, dear reader, can expect from it. I am a PhD student at the University of Nottingham’s Horizon Doctoral Training Centre. I am in my first year out of four […]

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Digital Economy Summer School 2015

Meet Tolkien My fellow Horizonauts and I spent the first half of last week at the University of Southampton for our annual summer school. This year the theme was web science and the focus was on big data and social media. Many new and interesting things were learnt, but perhaps more importantly, many new and […]

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Deep Learning Paper Sparks Online Feud!

Feature image is created by Jannoon028 – Freepik.com Researchers Yoav Goldberg and Yann Lecun face off on Natural Language Processing Social media is humanity’s new intellectual battlefield. Sports fans, social justice warriors, and even the President of the United States tweet, take to discussion boards or make memes to mock, preach, thrust and parry against […]

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25 Tweets to Know You: A New Model to Predict Personality with Social Media

(All figures in this review are cited from this paper: Arnoux P H, Xu A, Boyette N, et al. 25 Tweets to Know You: A New Model to Predict Personality with Social Media[J]. ICWSM 2017) Abstract In order to provide personalized ads, tech giants such as Google and Facebook are trying to abstract their users’ […]

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