Chris Poulin, Durkheim Project Director, featured guest expert on #SPSM chat 11/3/13.

Bookending our chat last week with Dr. Ning Yu on the intersection of data science and suicide prevention, SPSM chat this week will be featuring Dr. Chris Poulin. Poulin will be taking your questions, and telling our #SPSM chat crew about how his project advances the use of social media as a sophisticated suicide prevention tool, Sunday 11/3/13, 9pm CST.

The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.


Poulin is the Director of the Durkheim Project and the study’s Principal Investigator. Read more about this project here or here. He is also Principal Partner of Patterns and Predictions,where he is co-inventor of Centiment™, a semantic-analysis based event-prediction system with recent research support from DARPA. Poulin also was co-author of the Patterns and Predictions software tool, a statistical classification and decision engine used worldwide in universities and industry. He was most recently Co-Director of the Dartmouth College Metalearning Working Group at Dartmouth Thayer School of Engineering. Poulin’s other research affiliations include the University of Massachusetts — in the area of high performance computing (HPC)/Supercomputing. He is a patent holding inventor in Federated Web, Information Retrieval, and Predictive Analytics related systems.

About spsmchat

Suicide Prevention Social Media: Weekly chats, expert guests. Sundays at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Live-streaming at Watch past shows on our blog. Hosted by Rudy Caseres. #SPSM
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