I'm always trying to learn new things! Here are some of my current or recent projects.
Tuning In: COVID-19 Vaccine Discourse on Public Radio in South Africa and Nigeria
Evaluated COVID-19 vaccine discourse on public radio streams from South Africa and Nigeria using temporal word embeddings. Master's Thesis with the Oxford Internet Institute and UNGP.
Memes in the Wild: Assessing the Generalizability of the Hateful Memes Challenge Dataset
Evaluated Facebook's Hateful Meme Challenge by comparing Facebook's carefully synthesized dataset with a collection of 'memes in the wild' gathered from Pinterest.
How True is GPT-2? An Empirical Analysis of Intersectional Occupational Biases
Probed GPT-2 with prefix templates related to gender and occupation to evaluate biases in its predictions, which were compared wtih ground-truth US labor data.
The Effect of Government Type on COVID-19 Restrictions
Examined the relationship between government response to COVID-19 and country’s level of democracy and ask whether the regime type of a government has an impact on that government’s response.
Covid Texting Service
Created texting service for answering questions related to the pandemic and providing COVID-19 statistics to those without access to Internet. This is a working project with Silicon Harlem in NYC to get the service in the hands of people in need.
Demo: Text 1NYC to 313131
Data Surveillance and Biocitizenship in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Digital Contact-tracing in South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan
Analyzed the privacy implications of digital contact tracing in East Asian countries during the COVID-19 pandemic through topic modeling and semantic network analysis of news media. Analysis conducted across 6 countries and 3 languages (Korean, English, Chinese).
Big Data as Historical Archive: The Challenges of Preserving Today’s Digital Artifacts
Examined the greatest challenges for long-term preservation of big data, challenges which differ from the preservation of mostly static, smaller-scale digital material which had concerned archivists in the past.
Joseon Munkwa Project
Conducted named-entity recognition and disambiguation on historical figures from Korean Joseon-Dynasty civil service roster data.
Created virtual coffeeshop experience for those of us stuck at home during stay-at-home and seeking the vibe and comradeship of a cafe.
Factorized a scale into parts that can be understood using combinations of 'symmetric' scales. An exercise in breaking down all scales into a combination of whole tone scales.