Reid Mcllroy-Young

Graduate Student, University of Toronto

I have a Masters in Computational Social Science from the University of Chicago and was a researcher at Knowledge Lab. My current research is on developing new machine learning techniques that are useful in the social sciences. What insites into human nature are presnet in the mass behaviour of people? I have primarily worked with collections of source code and bibliographic sources to examine these, but as my PhD progresses I hope to expand the domain.
 
At Knowledge lab I primarily participated in two projects. First a collection of Jupyter Notebooks to help with James Evans' Content Analysis class, these are detailed examples working through problems relevant to many social scientists, such as entity extraction, auto-encoders or model selection. Secondly, I was the main researcher on quarter million Sloan grant to study how programming languages impact science and thought with James Evans and Gary Lupyan.