Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research
School of Informatics and Computing
901 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
Hi, this is Elise. I am a Ph.D. student in the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University. My track of study is Complex Systems, with minor in Computational Linguistics. My advisor is Professor Yong-Yeol "YY" Ahn. Previous to joining the program, I received Bachelor's degree from Sun Yat-sen University in 2014, dual-majoring in Information Science and Anthropology. I am also an affiliate of the NSF program of Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks and Systems, and an alumni of the Santa Fe Institute.
My main research interest is in text mining and natural language processing. I analyze text data to better understand the people who create, consume, and transmit them. The scope of our studies has included online communities, social media, and non-profit organizations. I also have a specialization in network analysis methods (Please see my Research page for more details).
More broadly, I am interested in how people (think they) understand the world. I study philosophy of science and philosophy of mind as a side interest, along with other things such as parkour, playing instruments, and traveling. I have an album of my personal travel photos.
My personal blog has things about traveling, reading, science fiction, and Internet freedom. Note that only some of them are written in English.