Brendan T. O'Connor,
College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Incomplete list: 2015-2017
Racial Disparity in Natural Language Processing:
A Case Study of Social Media African-American English,
at KDD FAT/ML workshop, August 14, 2017.
Press: MIT Technology Review.
- Identifying police killings from text with distant supervision at NYU Center for Data Science, April 27, 2017. Also at KDD DS+J, August 14, 2017.
- "Text Analysis and Social Science: Learning to Extract International Relations from News," at
Social Science Data Analytics, Michigan State University, April 7, 2017.
- Demographic bias in social media language analysis: a case study of African-American English.
At the Network Science Institute,
Northeastern University, December 14, 2016.
A Little Bit of NLP Goes A Long Way:
Adding Phrases to the Term-Document
Matrix using Finite-State Shallow Parsing.
Seventh Annual New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data,
October 15, 2016.
- Is a minority dialect “noisy text”?:
Social media NLP, analysis, and variation
invited talk at ACL 2015 Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT)
- Panelist, "Fairness and Machine Learning for Educational Practice" at NCME 2016 (the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Educational Measurement, April 9, 2016, Washington, D.C.). Talk title: "Opening the ML black box: Why and what is my algorithm doing?"
- Aug 19: Thesis defense.
- Mar 28: invited speaker, University of Michigan School of Information.
- Mar 26: invited speaker, NYU
Courant Institute and
Center for Data Science.
- Feb 26: invited speaker, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
- Feb 24-25: invited speaker, Information School, University of Washington. slides, abstract.
- Feb 14: invited speaker, Microsoft Research, New York City.
- Feb 10-11: invited speaker, Computer Science, UMass Amherst.
- Feb 7: invited speaker, Information Science, Cornell University.
- Jan 27: invited speaker, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, University of Chicago.
- Jan 15, 2014: invited speaker, Wharton Statistics, University of Pennsylvania. slides, abstract.
- Oct 9, 2013: invited talk at Univ. of Maryland at College Park,
CLIP Colloquium (host: Philip Resnik). [slides]
- Summer 2013: attended SOCS, NAACL, and ACL. See publications list for presentations/posters.
- Apr 9: Thesis proposal has been proposed: "Statistical Text Analysis for Social Science."
- Mar 22: invited speaker, Northeastern (Lazer Lab; host David Lazer)
- Feb 25: invited speaker, Columbia NLP group (abstract)