Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen

Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

McMaster University

Brock University

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at McMaster University (with Victor Kuperman) and Brock University (with Gary Libben). My current research program is broadly centered on investigating the role of healthy aging on language use. My line of research utilizes methods from experimentation, machine learning and natural language processing. Currently, I am pursuing a number of project on aging. This work is funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant and a MIRA/AGE-WELL research award.

Interests

  • Aging
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Language processing
  • Machine learning

Education

  • PhD in Russian Linguistics, 2013

    University of Turku

  • MA in Russian Studies, 2006

    University of Turku

Skills

Linguistic Research

Language processing, Text Analysis

R

R, Shiny, R Markdown

Statistics

GAMM, LMER

Machine Learning

Supervised and Unsupervised Learning

Languages

Finnish, English, Russian, Swedish

Projects

CoSoWell Project

CoSoWell project page

LexAffect Project

LexAffect project page

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

McMaster University / Brock University

Oct 2017 – Present Canada
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Turku

May 2015 – Sep 2017 Finland
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Scholar

University of Tartu

Jan 2015 – Apr 2015 Estonia
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Turku

Sep 2014 – Dec 2014 Estonia
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting professor

University of Tartu

Jan 2013 – Dec 2014 Estonia

Presentations

Reflections of loneliness in written life stories among older adults

Reflections of loneliness in written life stories among older adults

Looking towards the future - Written narratives predict loneliness in older adults

The time course of lexical and semantic effects of complex word recognition - A combined EEG & eye-tracking study

When 'bug' creeps into memory - False memories and foreign-accented speech

Funding

Relieving social isolation and loneliness through storytelling at the time of a pandemic

Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging COVID-19 Grant (Co-PI)

Aging and narratives: Linguistic markers of social well-being in late adulthood

Renewal of AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging (Personal Award)

Aging and narratives: Linguistic markers of social well-being in late adulthood

AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging (Personal Award)

Writing of age: Linguistic markers of cognitive, emotional and social well-being among older adults

Catalyst Grant (collaborator)

Speaking of age: Linguistic markers of cognitive, emotional and social wellbeing in late adulthood

SSHRC: Insight Development Grant (PI)

Contact

  • akkyro@gmail.com
  • Department of Linguistics and Languages, Togo Salmon Hall 513, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M2