I'm a Master's student living in Montreal, Canada. I've recently finished writing up my thesis on climate change visualisation at McGill University.
I currently work on two research grants: I'm the Project Manager for an Environment Canada grant using of machine learning to classify Tweets about extreme weather events. And I'm a research assistant for AI for the Rest of Us, a 3-year project developing a model of public engagement in AI-assistaed government decision making.
Over the past five year's I've been interested in the use of web tech to deliver social/ environmental impacts, particularly in urban environments. Since then, lots of my work has focussed on evaluating or building user interfaces that make new technologies more accessible.
|Mar 2021||Co-authored a paper on supervised classification and unsupervised topic modelling|
|Mar 2021||Facilitated a workshop on civic AI at FAccT ML 2021 conference|
|Jan 2021||Started as a research assistant for AI for the Rest of Us|
|Dec 2020||Thesis handed in 📜|
|Sep 2020||Co-authored a paper on natural language processing to label Tweets|
|Mar 2020||Developed a web app for transcribing audio|
|Oct 2019||Became the Project Manager for a research grant with Environment Canada||Apr 2019||Designed and taught a git workshop|
|Apr 2019||Runner-up for best paper at SKI Canada, Banff ⛷|
|Oct 2018||Became a BLUE Scholar at b21 and developed a proposal website|
|Aug 2018||Became the teaching assistant for a geospatial web class|
|Apr 2018||Presented a poster on the Mercator Projection in webmaps at AAG, New Orleans|
|Dec 2017||Became an Instructor at Rod Roy Ski School ⛷|
|Dec 2017||Started as a Digital Journalist at Geothink.ca|
|Aug 2017||Sailed across the seas from London to Montreal 🍁|
I’m developing a speech-to-text web app. In early 2020, I needed to transcribe 20 interviews I’d conducted for my Master's research. I built a user interface for automated speech-to-text engines and visualized the results. The app syncs text to audio playback making it easier to edit and annotate transcripts.
The Urban Sprawl Map
A web app mapping visualizing different measures of urban “connectedness” based on a recent research paper. From Sep 2018 – Apr 2019 I designed and implemented the user interface using Bulma. I used npm scripts to manage development environments and production builds. For the data visualization we integrated a D3 and Mapbox to transition between global and neighbourhood scales.
NetCDF climate data visualizer
As a project in a geospatial web class I made an application to visualise netCDF data (an awkward climate data format) on a web map. It uses a python script to generate json data files which are visualised in a Leaflet web map.Website Code
Ben Lumley Architect
My first website comission. Cheers Dad!