Elena Kochkina

Postdoctoral Researcher

The Alan Turing Institute

About Elena

Elena is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and the Alan Turing Institute in London. Her research is on Tackling Misinformation in Social Media Conversations using Natural Language Processing. She works on automated methods for rumour resolution, where rumours are claims with unknown veracity spreading on social media, primarily using Deep Learning models. Automatic resolution of rumours is a challenging task that includes various subtasks, such as rumour detection, tracking, stance classification, and, finally, veracity assessment. In her work, she studies the relations between these tasks, as patterns of support and denial among responses can be indicative of the final veracity label. She also utilises the structure of the conversations to enhance predictive models.

Elena obtained a PhD in Urban Science from the University of Warwick and spent part of it based at the Alan Turing Institute. She holds a joint MSc in Complex Systems Science from the University of Warwick (UK) and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), as well as an MSc and BSc in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia).