Paul Röttger is a DPhil candidate in Social Data Science at the Oxford Internet Institute. His research is concerned with improving natural language processing methods for hate speech detection and other applications. Professor Janet Pierrehumbert (OERC) is one of his primary supervisors.
Prior to coming to Oxford in 2019, Paul completed his MPhil in Finance and Economics at the University of Cambridge. He also holds a BSc in Economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.
Paul’s DPhil research focuses on adapting pre-trained contextual language models to linguistic challenges in hate speech detection and other applications. His wider research interests are in natural language processing, representation learning and political expression on the internet.