Dimka Atanassov, PhD

I am passionate about UX Research and Data Analysis.

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Summary of Qualifications

  • Experience with designing and conducting usability studies.
  • Extensive experience with experimental design (in-lab eye-tracking studies and online surveys) gained from independent PhD research.
  • Extensive experience with data and statistical analyses (in R and Python) gained from independent PhD research.
  • Two years of experience as a software developer.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

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Education

Work Experience

Selected Research Projects

Processing strategies for scalar implicatures.

PhD Thesis, Dimka Atanassov (2014)

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Original dissertation research, using eye-tracking and in lab experimental methods in order to investigate how people comprehend spoken language. Published in ProQuest

On the processing of might.

Research Paper. Dimka Atanassov, Florian Schwarz, John Trueswell (2012)

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Original research paper. Published in the Proceedings of the 36th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 19.1, ed. Kobey Shwayder. Philadelphia, PA

A matter of ambiguity? Using eye movements to examine collective vs. distributive interpretations of plural sets.

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Presentation based on original research. Christine Boylan, Dimka Atanassov, Florian Schwarz, John Trueswell (2011). Talk presented at XPRAG 2011, Barcelona, Spain, June 2-4-

Coding Projects

Professional Website

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Built my own professional website. I used Bootsrap and jQuery.

Housing Prices in SF (Data Project)

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Analyzed pricing data (from Zillow) and Crime Data (from the San Francisco open data) to create a prediction model and visualizations of house pricing in San Francisco. I used Python for the data analysis and visualizations, and deployed the website on Heroku using Flask. Click here for the live website.