People

Faculty

Thamar Solorio

Thamar Solorio

Director
Research Interests

My research deals with the analysis of spontaneous language samples. I work with written language mostly, but some of my work also deals with transcriptions of spoken language. My main research projects can be categorized along these lines:

  • Forensic linguistics, including authorship attribution, profiling and plagiarism detection
  • Computational Linguistics for the analysis of Code-Switched data
  • Health informatics (information extraction from patient generated data)
  • Clinical NLP, the use of NLP in language assessment for a clinical purpose (diagnose, monitor conditions affecting language patterns)



Students

Sudipta Kar

Sudipta Kar

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests

I am interested in problems like Sentiment and Emotion Analysis,  Stylistic Analysis of Text, Automated Text Generation and Information Retrieval.
Niloofar Safi Samghabadi

Niloofar Safi Samghabadi

PhD Student
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My research focus is in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP). I am currently working on Aggression Identification, and Cyberbullying Detection in Social Media.
Gustavo Aguilar

Gustavo Aguilar

Ph.D. Student

My research interests lie in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) combined with Machine Learning. I am particularly interested in addressing the problem of named entity recognition (NER) in noisy data. Another thread in my research is the linguistic code-switching phenomenon specifically when it comes to sequence labeling (i.e.,  language identification, part-of-speech tagging and named entity recognition). Additionally, I study multimodal approaches that combine lexical (i.e., phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) and visual information framed around the named entity recognition task.

Deepthi Mave

Deepthi Mave

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests

My research work focuses on Natural Language Processing. I am interested in problems such as analysis of code-switching in text, stylistic analysis on text, sentiment analysis, among others. I am currently working on analysis of code-switched social media text.
Amirreza (Reza) Shirani

Amirreza (Reza) Shirani

Mahsa Shafaei

Mahsa Shafaei

Ph.D. Student
Research

PhD Student



Alumni

Adrián Pastor López-Monroy

Adrián Pastor López-Monroy

Research Associate

Dr. López-Monroy obtained his MSc and PhD in Computational Sciences at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), Mexico. His research focuses on, but not limited to, the intersection of the fields of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computer Vision (CV). In his research he exploits image analysis and text mining algorithms to design novel methods in “Language & Vision” tasks.

Prasha Shrestha

Prasha Shrestha

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests

Authorship Attribution, Author Profiling, Social Media Analysis


For details about my work, please refer to my CV.

Suraj Maharjan

Suraj Maharjan

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests

My research interest is in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP). During my PhD, I worked mainly on Success Prediction of Books, Codeswitching, Detection and Prevention of Cyberbullying, and Author Profiling.


For details about my work, please refer to my CV.

Giovanni Molina

Giovanni Molina

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests

My research interests are problems in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning such as language assessment, automatic question answering, text classification, among others.
Akshay Kulkarni

Akshay Kulkarni

Masters Student
Research

Pursuing Masters Thesis on Early Risk Detection of  Psychological Depression . It involves Data Preprocessing, Distributed Term Representations (DTRs), Dense Vector Representations, Supervised Machine learning.

Fabio Gonzalez

Visiting Professor

Mario Ezra Aragon

Mario Ezra Aragon

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests

My research interests are, but not limited to, Multimodal Natural Language Processing using Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Technics.

 

Kevin Portillo

Kevin Portillo

Undergraduate

I am an Undergraduate at UH participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program under Dr. Solorio. My work includes creating and maintaining shared task competitions from the Ritual Group in Codalab.

Thoudam Doren Singh

Thoudam Doren Singh

Research Associate
Soumia El Madani

Soumia El Madani

Undergraduate
Aidaly Santamaria

Aidaly Santamaria

Undergraduate