Hi everybody, I'm Tahir, a French living in Paris.
I've found your website while trying to attend a workshop few months ago (to which I eventually was not able to participate...). Then I wanted to investigate more about what you do, the topic was really interesting: the idea of analysing conversations globally and extracts knowledge and understanding about the underlying populations from it (this is how I have understood it).
I'm working as software / data engineer / statistician since a long time and besides that, I'm also interested a lot in understanding people behaviour, how they interact, how they live, how they gather themselves and what are the topics they are interested in, and why (everything that is related to social sciences).
To give more details about me: today I'm working on analysing human resources data of french companies to understand the mechanisms that make people stressed, the ones that improve their well being level, etc. To do this I rely on survey data we have collected, composed of both numerical and text data. From text data, I extract topics and try to find relations among them.
I've read the paper you've written about Semantic social networks and it was a clear introduction to understand what is the work of an ethnographer, and I'm very interested in learning more about it.
I like the subjects addressed by your work, the projects are meaningful for me, and I also like a lot working with people of different fields, so I'm wondering how I can contribute
I would be glad to use what I've learned in my professional life in order to work on projects about people.
Thanks in advance,