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Dr. Stuart W. Shulman is the founder and CEO of Texifter. He is also a US Soccer National "C" licensed coach working for the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program (Assistant Coach, 2004 Boys) and NEFC-West (Head Coach, 2008 Boys).

Stu was formerly a UMass Amherst political science professor and the Vice President for Text Analytics at Vision Critical. He was the founder/Director of the Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP) at the University of Pittsburgh and at UMass.

Dr. Shulman is the sole inventor of the Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT), an open source, Web-based text analysis software project, as well a text analytic network known as DiscoverText (discovertext.com). His latest invention is Sifter, a tool for researchers who need self-serve access to the complete undeleted history of Twitter (sifter.texifter.com).

Dr. Shulman has been the Principal Investigator and Project Director on ten National Science Foundation-funded research projects focusing on electronic rulemaking, human language technologies, manual annotation, digital citizenship, and service-learning efforts in the United States.