Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Aniket Kesari, Ph.D.

Research Fellow
Berkeley Law

Aniket is a postdoctoral scholar at the D-Lab. He earned his Ph.D. from Berkeley Law, where he specialized in Law & Economics. He also holds a BA from Rutgers University – New Brunswick in Political Science and History and is a JD candidate at Yale University. His research focuses on privacy and cybersecurity law, and he is generally interested in using data science to tackle public policy problems. During his graduate career, he was a Google Public Policy Fellow, a Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellow at the University of Chicago, and a Technology Policy Analyst Intern at...

Abhishek Roy

IUSE Undergraduate Advisory Board
Economics
Data Science

I'm Abhishek Roy and I'm double majoring in Economics and Data Science. I've been a part of D-Lab's IUSE project since Spring 2020 and have truly found an organization that is not only passionate about Data Science but also strives to expand its reach equitably to all communities. I am involved in Research and Project Management roles in various departments and labs at Berkeley and I'm an Editor at the Berkeley Economic Review. I love diving into anything at the intersection of Data Science, Economics, Business, and Computational Social Science. Whenever I'm free, I love writing...

Python Text Analysis Fundamentals: Parts 1-3

February 15, 2022, 2:00pm
This three-part workshop series will prepare participants to move forward with research that uses text analysis, with a special focus on humanities and social science applications.

Working with State-of-the-Art NLP Models: A Friendly Introduction to Hugging Face

December 13, 2021

We often read about the many new advancements being made in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). Each month, leading organizations release new models that seem like magic to us, such as models that can write it’s own code based on user prompts [1] or are able to help answer our queries when we use Google Search [2]. Large AI research groups like OpenAI and Google spend many years and pour millions of...

Python Text Analysis Fundamentals: Parts 1-3

November 8, 2021, 12:00pm
This three-part workshop series will prepare participants to move forward with research that uses text analysis, with a special focus on humanities and social science applications.

Python Text Analysis Fundamentals: Parts 1-3

September 21, 2021, 10:00am
This three-part workshop series will prepare participants to move forward with research that uses text analysis, with a special focus on humanities and social science applications.

Ilya Akdemir

Data Science Fellow
School of Law

Ilya is a JSD candidate at UC Berkeley School of Law. His research focuses on natural language processing and machine learning applications that are motivated by both theoretical and practical questions in the legal domain.

Amanda Glazer

Instructor
Statistics

Amanda is a PhD candidate in the statistics department at Berkeley. Her research focuses on causal inference with applications in education, political science and sports. Previously she earned her Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics, with a secondary in computer science, from Harvard.

Brooks Jessup, Ph.D.

Data Science Fellow
History

Brooks received his Ph.D. in History from UC Berkeley and was trained in Data Science at General Assembly. His work applies digital tools and methods to the study of modern cities and urban issues. At D-Lab, he teaches and consults on data analytics, machine learning, geospatial analysis, and natural language processing with Python and SQL.

Adam Anderson, Ph.D.

Research Training Manager; Postdoc Lecturer
Digital Humanities

I’m an interdisciplinary data scientist, with a background in Middle Eastern languages (Hebrew, Arabic, and historical languages like Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian). I’ve worked in Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey with archaeological sites and museums. My technical skills include: translation and data storytelling, data forensics (3D imaging, mapping, modeling), computational linguistics (CTA, NLP, OCR), and network analysis (SNA). My roles on campus include: Research Training Manager of the Computational Social Science Training Program; Postdoc Lecturer...