I am a computational linguist interested in digital humanities, computational sociolinguistics, computational dialectology, natural language processing, machine learning, data visualization, GIS.
Currently, I work as a researcher at the University of Munich. I am member of the Incipient diffusion of lexical innovations project, working on the NLP for social media and Web. Modern linguistics has so far failed to answer the question as to which factors determine the degree to which lexical innovations (neologisms) are adopted by the members of a speech community, begin to spread and are established in the lexicon of a language. This question is addressed by the Incipient diffusion and lexical innovations project with reference to English. The project aims to answer these questions by collecting large amounts of data on the use and spread of very recent neologisms on the Internet, automatically processing and analyzing it.
I am also involved in few other projects. More information can be found here.