SMASH:
Social Media Analysis and Support for Humanity

SMASH is a research group that brings together a range of researchers from the University of Edinburgh in order to build on our existing strengths in social media research. This research group focuses on mining structures and behaviours in social networks.

List of current projects:
  • Detecting stance, sarcasm, hate speech, humour & fake news
  • Creating language resources from social media
  • Language evolution over social media
  • Mental health monitoring through social media
  • Social media & privacy violation
  • Atheism in the Arab Twittersphere
  • Social bias in NLP

See Our Work

Our People

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Walid Magdy

Reader

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Björn Ross

he/him

Lecturer

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Youcef Benkhedda

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Research Associate

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Sabyasachi Kamila

he/him

Post Doc

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Alexander Robertson

Phd Student

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Silviu Oprea

Phd Student

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Mohamed Bahgat

Phd Student

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Dilara Kekulluoglu

PhD Student

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Youssef Al Hariri

he/him

Phd Student

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Ibrahim AbuFarha

PhD Student

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Julie-Anne Meaney

she/her

Phd Student

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Agostina Calabrese

she/her

Phd Student

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Eddie Ungless

they/them, he/him

Phd Student

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Amr Keleg

PhD Student

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Sandrine Chausson

PhD Student

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