Every day you leave a trail of data when you comment on your friend’s Facebook photo, send an email or retweet a funny cat photo. As our lives become more integrated with digital platforms, we leave more and more digital footprints tracing our thoughts, feelings, opinions and actions.
In this blog, I will cover tools and techniques to analyze the abundant troves of digital footprints in social media, text and social networks.
I’m a PhD candidate in Computing and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte, with research affiliations with UNC Charlotte’s Charlotte Visualization Center, Data Science Initiative, Project Mosaic, Emotion & Cognition Lab and the Pacific Northwest National Lab.
My focus is on integrating computer science methods with social science research: the emerging field of computational social science. My research interests include text analysis, social network analysis, visual analytics and social media applications.