Latest: 15-08-2016: Working With Text is released today. 04-02-2016: Moving to the University of Bristol as a Senior Research Associate in Electrical Engineering. I’ll be working on the SPHERE project. 16-10-2015: Congratulations to my Leicester MSc Advanced Computing student Paul Pulis, whose MSc dissertation, ‘Assessing the Potential of Social Networking Services for Locating Events in …


Emma is a researcher, occasional lecturer and recovering Linux/Unix administrator. She originally qualified as a physicist (MPhys, University of Bath), alongside an MSc in Human Communication and Computing, also at the University of Bath. She holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Bristol. She also holds qualifications in various languages, both living …


Emma has occasionally been accused of committing research. Her papers are mostly listed on the University of Bath’s OPUS repository, the University of Bristol’s Computer Science repository and KCL’s repository. Her most recent work is on the UoBristol repository.

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Emma can be reached at em at emmatonkin dot com. Her UKOLN-era blog has been archived at UKOLNdev. Right now, any new blog posts are published on the Miscellany.