Matthias Orlikowski

Research in Natural Language Processing & Computational Social Science

I am a PhD student in the Semantic Computing Group at Bielefeld University (Germany). I work on systems to analyse and support online conversations on political topics as part of the Bots Building Bridges project. From April to June 2022 I visited the MilaNLP Lab at Bocconi University (Italy) to work on related problems in modelling socio-demographics for subjective tasks.

I have an interdisciplinary background in Sociology, Computer Science and Computational Linguistics. Before joining the Semantic Computing Group, I was an NLP solutions engineer and researcher (Prêt-à-LLOD) at AI startup Semalytix (11/2018 - 06/2021). Right after graduating, I had joined the Chair of Digital Humanities at Paderborn University (Germany) as research assistant for a couple of months (04/2018 - 08/2018). During my Masters, I spent a while (02/2017 – 04/2017) as a research intern at the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at TU Darmstadt (Germany).

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