Helen Susannah Moat
Warwick Business School and British Library
Dr Helen Susannah Moat is an Associate Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, where she co-directs the Data Science Lab. She is also a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. Moat’s research investigates whether online data from sources such as Google, Wikipedia and Flickr can help us measure and predict human behaviour and wellbeing. The results of her research have been featured by television, radio and press worldwide, by outlets such as CNN, BBC, The Guardian, and New Scientist. Moat has also acted as an advisor to government and public bodies on the predictive capabilities of big data.
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In this paper, the authors use a topic-modeling approach to quantify the changing attentions of a major news outlet, the Financial Times, to issues of interest.