I am a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh and a member of the CDT in Data Science, co-founded by the EPSRC and the Financial Times. I am supervised by Walid Magdy, Bonnie Webber and Maria Wolters.
I use insight from computational linguistics, formal linguistics, and social sciences, to understand how the usage of non-literal language varies across sociocultural backgrounds. At the moment I am building contextual computational models that learn to detect, generate and interpret sarcasm. I work with large social media datasets to train and test my models.
I am a (Catholic) Christian. I am co-organising a discussion group on faith and science at the University of Edinburgh. I practice Muay Thai and am very interested in sports nutrition.
- Computational Linguistics, Formal Linguistics, Computational Social Sciences
- (Deep) Language Modelling
- Christian Theology
- Silviu Oprea, and Walid Magdy. “Exploring Author Context for Detecting Intended vs Perceived Sarcasm.” ACL. 2019.
- Gonzalo Mateo-Garcia, Silviu Oprea, Lewis Smith, Josh Veitch-Michaelis, Atılım Güneş Baydin, Dietmar Backes. “Flood Detection On Low Cost Orbital Hardware.” HADR, NeurIPS. 2019.
- Ginev, Deyan, Bruce R. Miller, and Silviu Oprea. “E-books and Graphics with LaTeXML“. CICM. 2014.
- MRes in Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. Sarcasm detection in social media.
- MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Language modelling, looking at inflectional morphology.
- BSc in Computer Science at Jacobs University. Topic modelling.
- Research intern at Frontier Development Labs. Flood segmentation on low-cost satellite hardware with the European Space Agency and UNICEF.
- Guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Extending LATEXML (a TEX parser written in Perl, which produces content-oriented marked-up documents) to convert TEX graphics to SVG.
- KWARC research group, Jacobs University. Extending LATEXML to translate the arXiv corpus XML.
- AI engineer at TheySay. Knowledge graphs. evamind. Scala, Java, MongoDB.
- Senior development engineer at blinkbox. Java, Hadoop, Spring.
- Software engineer at VisualDNA. Data integration. Scala, Hadoop, Scalding.