Université Paris Cité and Kap Code

emmalepriol [at] gmail.com

Short bio

Master’s degree : mathematics (Université Paris – Dauphine) and social sciences (Sciences Po Paris)

Thesis topic

Using NLP to leverage social media data in the study of rare diseases.

Short abstract

My PhD thesis aims at exploring NLP techniques to study the online contents from rare diseases’ patients or their caregivers.  The first goal is to better understand natural histories of the studied diseases, and compare the spontaneously reported symptoms to symptoms collected during medical interviews. The other goal is to study how patients’ associations become invested in public policy governance, in particular by acquiring a vast knowledge collectively.