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 on 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

  • 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 3.6 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

  • Decided to re-write something quickly yesterday...24 hours later, I'm still trying to re-write it. Probably shouldn't have started.
  • I've been using Gmail as a todo list for a few months now with glorious results. Inbox seems like they've taken my method one step further.
  • Apparently Dropbox doesn't like it when you try and sync 5k files which change ever few minutes....
  • It's one page long, but comes with 8 pages of documentation.

Get in touch

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

E-mail

me@jamesmcminn.com

Phone

+44 769 123 50 81

Code

  • 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.