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"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." - Isaac Asimov

About Me


I am currently working on the development of an argument acquisition tool in collaboration with the Institute of Digital Health in order to analyse why people engage in certain types of behaviour, as part of a project on computational persuasion. Click here to read about the project. My research interests are:

  • Dialogue Systems/Chatbots
  • Argument Mining
  • Argumentation Theory
  • Machine Learning for Data Analysis

It's my firm belief that a good challenge offers an opportunity to develop and improve, which is why I make a point of seeking out new ones in the professional realm as well as in my personal life. Apart from my research I also devote a reasonable amount of time to teaching and sports. Take a moment and look around, and contact me directly to learn more.

Skills


80

Python NLTK

65

Python scikit-learn

60

Python NumPy

60

Python pySpark

30

Python Pandas

30

SQL

Publications


Some Stats


800

Hours of Teaching
& Coaching

3

Fluent Languages

4

Countries lived in

8.5

Points per game (Basketball)

Education


  • PRESENT
    -
    2016

    University College London

    Computer Science MPhil/PhD

    Working on the development of an argumentation acquisition tool as part of a computational persuasion project.

  • 2016
    -
    2015

    Imperial College London

    MSc Computing Science

    Graduated with an overall average of 61% and received 74% for my individual project. My optional modules were Algorithms, Logic Based Learning, Introduction to AI and Networks.

  • 2015
    -
    2012

    London School of Economics

    LLB Bachelor of Laws

    Graduated with an Upper Second (2.1) with optional modules being Commercial Contracts, Russian Legal Systems, Law of Business Associations, IT Law and Introduction to Finance and Accounting.

  • 2011
    -
    2003

    European School of Karlsruhe

    European Baccalaureate (EB)

    Graduated with an overall of 89% with my advanced subjects being Mathematics, Economics, History and Spanish.

Experience


  • Present
    -
    SEP 2016

    UCL

    Teaching Assistant

    Teaching Assistant in the following Undergraduate Courses (past and present)

    • Robotics
    • Introductory Programming (Java/Python)
    • Operating Systems
    • Systems Engineering
    • Logic
    • Logic and Database Theory
  • OCT 2018
    -
    JUL 2018

    Quantumblack (McKinsey)

    Data Engineer Intern

    Contributed to the development of the data pipeline for an MVP to predict trial sites for pharmaceutical companies.

  • Sep 2015
    -
    Oct 2014

    LSE

    IT - Helpdesk Consultant

    Provided typical help desk support to staff and students regarding their personal computers.

Contact


London
United Kingdom

academic: ucablc3{at}ucl{dot}ac{dot}uk

professional: lisa.chalaguine{at}gmail{dot}uk

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