I am an applied computational linguist. Before Facebook I worked at Edinburgh and Ohio State Universities for a total of 20 years, then moved into industry with the Educational Testing Service, Nuance, Thomson Reuters and Digital Operatives.

I work in the Integrity Solutions team. My goal is to design efficient and effective hybrid systems that combine rule-based, machine learned and human components to protect Facebook’s customers from questionable and harmful content.

Interests

Natural language processing, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics and computational semantics