I am a second year PhD student in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, supervised by Joemon Jose. I am a member of the Information Retrieval group, where my main focus is in detecting and summarizing event using social media.

I’m also an amateur photographer, and probably spent more time than I should lusting over lenses. Some of my favourite photographs can be found on my Flickr account.

Journal Entries & Publications

  • Building a large-scale corpus for Evaluating Event Detection on Twitter
    A. J. McMinn, Y. Moshfeghi, J. M. Jose — 29th October 2013
  • Removing entries from Nautilus 3.6 Places
    A. J. McMinn — Personal Journal, 2nd December 2012
  • Fixing OutOfMemoryErrors in Hadoop
    A. J. McMinn — Personal Journal, 4th October 2012
  • Making an Editable JLabel in Swing
    A. J. McMinn — Personal Journal, 8th January 2011

Twitter / @JamesMcMinn

  • Still trying to work out why someone would steal our door number...
  • On one hand, I complain about the lack of open NHS Scotland data. On the other hand, at least it's not being sold and sent abroad.
  • Just back from an evening of catching up with friends from my undergraduate. Great chat with some fantastic people.
  • On the train to Aberdeen for DEMOfest North. Should be a fun and interesting day.

Get in touch

Room 220
Sir Alwyn Williams Building
Lilybank Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ




+44 769 123 50 81

Caffeine Graph

This graph is for entertainment purposes only. I have been informed by statisticians that this graph is terrible.