Hi, I'm Dong Nguyen and a PhD student at the University of Twente (at the Human Media Interaction group). I am also affiliated with the Meertens Institute. I'm interested in Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval and Machine Learning to support research in the social sciences and the humanities. This involves making data more accessible as well as using computational methods for answering questions from the social sciences and humanities. I especially enjoy working with social media data.

I received a master's degree in Language Technologies after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente. In fall 2011 I was a software engineer intern at Facebook and in fall 2013 a research intern at Microsoft Research.

Email: moc.liamg@gn.p.gnod (Languages: Dutch and English)

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I received the UT in the Media 2013 award (for receiving the most press attention in 2013).

This year I'm in the Viva 400, a list of 400 successful women under 45 years compiled by the Dutch magazine Viva.

We're organizing a Federated Web Search track at TREC 2014!

Demo of our Twitter research: TweetGenie guesses age and gender of Twitter users (sorry, only for Dutch Twitter users!)

Professional service

Program Committee: EMNLP 2013, ACL 2014, Workshop on Entity Attribute Prediction in Social Media (ACL 2014), Student Research Workshop EACL 2014, ICMI 2014
Organizer: Federated Web Search Track (TREC 2013, 2014)