I’m a fourth-year Ph.D student in the Interactive School of Computing (in the Human-Centered Computing program) at the Georgia Institute of the Technology. My research is advised by Jacob Eisenstein and examines the social ramifications of online language variation, which includes applying NLP techniques to social science domains. My past work has looked at the social and linguistic influences that drive the adoption of nonstandard language online. I’m currently interested in modeling the change in information status in named entities in parallel with real-world events such as disasters, with the goal of modeling the correlation of real-world events with language change.

You can reach me at istewart6 at gatech dot edu. In my free time, you’ll find me making music and baking cookies.