Manuel is a DPhil student in Social Data Science. He is broadly interested in using Natural Language Processing to extract policy-relevant information from social media data. His past and current research projects include employment status inference of social media users, hate speech detection on Nigerian Twitter and the multilevel topic modeling of social media posts.
Prior to joining the OII, Manuel worked as a research assistant at the World Bank and the Centre Marc Bloch on various computational social science projects. He holds an Engineering degree in Statistics and Economics (eq. to MSc) from ENSAE Paris as well as an MSc in Economics from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His doctoral work is generously funded by the OII Shirley Scholarship.
Social Media Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Computational Social Science