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Halmos Mathematics Colloquium Series Quantifies Feelings

Francisco Math

Francisco Javier Carrera Arias

On Tuesday, November 28, senior Francisco Javier Carrera Arias presented his research on sentiment analysis. Entitled, “Quantifying Feelings Through Text: The Role of Sentiment Analysis in Qualitative Research”, Carrera Arias talk discusses how Sentiment analysis is a technique to quantify how users feel through the direct analysis of unstructured text data like restaurant reviews or open-ended survey responses. The application of this powerful computational technique to the fields of user research, marketing analytics, and qualitative social science research will be presented.

Francisco is majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience and minoring in Applied Statistics. Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography department of mathematics hosts the mathematics colloquium series in the Mailman Hollywood Auditorium.