I am a third-year PhD student in Computer Science supervised by Prof. Rob Procter and Dr. Maria Liakata. I am affiliated with the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC) CDT and funded by the Leverhulme Trust via the Bridges Programme. My background is Applied Mathematics and Complexity Science.
I am a visiting student at the Alan Turing Institute in London.
My research is focused on Rumour Stance and Veracity Classification in Twitter conversations. I am studying the benefits of utilising the conversation structure to enhance predictive models.
My general research interests are Machine Learning, Data Mining, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Image Processing.
- Arkaitz Zubiaga, Elena Kochkina, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter, Michal Lukasik. Stance classification in rumours as a sequential task exploiting the tree structure of social media conversations // Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics. – Association for Natural Language Processing (ANLP), 2016.
- Elena Kochkina, Maria Liakata, and Isabelle Augenstein. 2017. Turing at SemEval-2017 Task 8: Sequential Approach to Rumour Stance Classification with Branch-LSTM. In Proceedings of SemEval. ACL
- Arkaitz Zubiaga, Elena Kochkina, Maria Liakataa, Rob Proctera, Michal Lukasik, Kalina Bontcheva, Trevor Cohn, Isabelle Augensteine. Discourse-Aware Rumour Stance Classification in Social Media Using Sequential Classifiers - Information Processing & Management, 2017.
- CS918 Natural Language Processing (Term II in 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, Lab Demonstations, Introduction Seminars on Neural Networks)
- CS130 Mathematics for Computer Scientists I (Term I, 2015/16, Small Group Seminars)
- CS909 Data Mining (Term II, 2015/16, Lab Demonstrations)
Seminars and Reading groups
- Member of Natural Language Processing Interest Group @ Turing Institute (Email if you are interested to attend any of the meetings)
- I am a part of the Statistics and Machine Learning Reading Group.
- I am a member of the Natural Language Processing Reading Group
- I helped organise and record WISC seminars in 2015-2016.
- I helped organise Bridges Summer School on Big Data and Networks in Social Sciences 2016.
- 2015 - present: PhD in Urban Science, University of Warwick
- 2017 - present: Visiting student, The Alan Turing Institute, London, UK
- 2016 - 2017: Enrichment student, The Alan Turing Institute, London, UK
2013-2015: MSc in Complex Systems Science, University of Warwick, UK; Chalmers University, Sweden
Thesis 1: Application of Digital Image Inpainting in Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy, supervised by Prof. Patrick Unwin and Dr. Kim McKelvey
- 2012 - 2015: MSc in Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
- 2008-2012: BSc in Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia