Glen Coppersmith, #SPSM alum, join us 6/7/15, 9pCST share a presentation on tech and social media innovation in suicide prevention and mental health. Watch it LIVE!
The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.
Why now? Well, he was all set to give this presentation a few weeks ago, until his wife went into labor, and he had to miss his presentation to personally deliver the baby during an emergency home birth…You read that right, folks…SO, #SPSM benefits, with a premiere of a presentation that was originally planned to debut with fancy computer science types. Thank Glen’s wife and new baby, #SPSM, for your sneak peak!
Additionally, Glen, and several #SPSM-ers will be just coming home from an amazing conference on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology. After Glen’s presentation, Glen, Tony Wood, and @DocForeman will review conference highlights, take questions, and provide commentary on possible innovation applications for suicide prevention.
Glen Coppersmith is an independent consultant addressing a range of data science challenges — currently working with the leadership of DARPA’s XData program, founder of Qntfy, affiliate of the Data Guild, and a part-time research scientist at the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins University. He joined the HLTCOE in 2008 as its first full-time researcher, staying on full time there until the end of 2014. He also maintains assistant research scientist positions within two departments at Johns Hopkins: Applied Math and Statistics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. His graduate work was at Northeastern University, using computational techniques to explore psychology problems (in linguistics, neuroscience, and clinical psychology). His work spans a number of disciplines: computer science, graph theory, statistics, natural language processing, machine learning, and psychology. He tends to shy away from curated and cared-for datasets, instead preferring the wild-west of real world data. He suspects this is in part due to his keen appreciation for the outdoors — an avid rock climber, kayaker, photographer, hiker, and SCUBA diver.