I'm a PhD Student in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, supervised by Joemon Jose.

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

  • TREC Microblog 2014 Go Bindings
    A. J. McMinn — An alternative to lots of Java, 5th August 2014
  • Building a large-scale corpus for Evaluating Event Detection on Twitter
    A. J. McMinn, Y. Moshfeghi & J. M. Jose — CIKM 2013, 29th October 2013
  • Removing entries from Nautilus Places
    A. J. McMinn — They fixed this in 3.12, 2nd December 2012
  • Fixing OutOfMemoryErrors in Hadoop
    A. J. McMinn — java.lang.OutOfMemoryError, 4th October 2012
  • Making an Editable JLabel in Swing
    A. J. McMinn — You'd think this would be included by default, 8th January 2011

Twitter / @JamesMcMinn

  • Solar powered keyboards sound like a great idea until you remember you live in Scotland and now have to replace non-replaceable batteries.
  • I appreciate that @Twiitter is trying to move towards more live video, but I _really_ don't want the NFL on autoplay.
  • I hate having a cold. Not ill enough to considering taking time off to rest, but ill enough to make doing anything other than sleeping suck.
  • Nothing works quite as effectively as a leg cramp to wake me up in the morning - not even coffee. *hobbles off*

Get in touch

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




+44 769 123 50 81


  • Golang IR Tools
    A toolkit for performing some basic IR tasks in Golang (Indexing, parsing, similarity, etc.)
  • Twitter Stream Reader
    A TCP Server for delivering content from (and simulating) the Twitter Streaming API.
  • Twitter Stream Recorder
    Record data from the Twitter Streaming API to disk in hourly (GZIP compressed) log files.
  • Go JSON RCP over HTTP
    A basic library for performing JSON RCP over HTTP in Golang.
  • Go Twitter Tools
    A small set of utilities for working with Twitter in Golang.