About Me

I am a third-year M.S./Ph.D student in computer science at UMass Amherst working in the Statistical Social Language Analysis Lab with Professor Brendan O'Connor. I am interested in using statistical text analysis to answer social science questions. Currently, I am working on developing models to identify dialectal variation on social media.

I received my B.A. in mathematics from Wellesley College.

My CV can be found here.


A Dataset and Classifier for Recognizing Social Media English. Su Lin Blodgett, Johnny Tian-Zheng Wei, and Brendan O'Connor. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Noisy User-Generated Text (WNUT), EMNLP 2017. WNUT Best Paper Award. [pdf] [site]

Racial Disparity in Natural Language Processing: A Case Study of Social Media African-American English. Su Lin Blodgett and Brendan O'Connor. Proceedings of the Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning (FAT/ML) Workshop, KDD 2017. [pdf] [site]

Demographic Dialectal Variation in Social Media: A Case Study of African-American English. Su Lin Blodgett, Lisa Green, and Brendan O'Connor. Proceedings of EMNLP 2016. [pdf] [site]

Visualizing Textual Models with In-Text and Word-as-Pixel Highlighting. Abram Handler, Su Lin Blodgett, and Brendan O'Connor. Proceedings of the Workshop on Human Interpretability in Machine Learning, ICML 2016. [pdf]