Teaching

Natural Language Processing

MSc, Hertie School of Governance, 2019

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a key technology of the information age. Understanding language is also a crucial part of artificial intelligence. Applications of NLP are everywhere because people and institutions largely communicate in language. We encounter NLP every day from web search, emails and customer service to party manifestos and automation of legal and public services. We also observe NLP used to weaponize social media for electoral interference. There are a large variety of underlying machine learning models behind NLP applications.

Applied Machine Learning

MSc, Hertie School of Governance, 2019

Data Science is an exciting new area that combines scientific inquiry, substantive expertise, programming, and statistical knowledge. One of the main challenges for businesses and policy makers when integrating data science is to find people with the appropriate skills. Data science is no longer only the domain of computer scientists and engineers. Good data science requires experts that combine substantive knowledge with data analytical skills, which makes it a prime area for social scientists with an interest in cutting-edge research. A key technology in data science is machine learning.

Introduction to Data Science and Big Data Analytics

Summer School, London School of Economics, 2018

This course integrates prior training in quantitative methods (statistics) and coding with substantive expertise and introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques of Data Science and Big Data Analytics. Typical students will be advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students from any field requiring the fundamentals of data science or working with typically large datasets and databases. Practitioners from industry, government, or research organisations with some basic training in quantitative analysis or computer programming are also welcome. Because this course surveys diverse techniques and methods, it makes an ideal foundation for more advanced or more specific training. Our applications are drawn from social, political, economic, legal, and business and marketing fields.