Itamar Shatz is a PhD student at Cambridge’s Linguistics department. His research examines the development and use of large-scale language datasets, and uses such datasets to investigate language learning and communication. Itamar also teaches a graduate course on quantitative methods for analysing language data. Itamar’s interest is in how researchers in the digital humanities and computational social sciences can use large-scale language datasets and comprehensive statistical models to explore new directions in research and conduct analyses that are broader, more robust and more generalizable.
Outside of his research, Itamar engages in science communication, primarily via two websites: Effectiviology, where he writes about psychology and philosophy, and Solving Procrastination, where he writes about procrastination and how to overcome it.