|Michael J. Paul|
I am a founding faculty member in the new Information Science department in the College of Media, Communication, and Information at CU-Boulder (see: CU vs. UC). I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2015, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. I worked at Twitter and Microsoft Research in the summers of 2011 and 2013-2014. See my CV.
My research is at the intersection of text analysis and health/social science. On the methodological side, I research machine learning and natural language processing, and in particular I develop methods in topic modeling, which I use to discover patterns in large text datasets. On the applied side, I study social media to learn about human behavior, especially in the context of public health. I work in the areas of computational epidemiology and computational social science.