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:

  • Creative writing analysis (story understanding)
  • Computational Linguistics for the analysis of Code-Switched data
  • Detection of extremely negative text in social media
  • Information extraction from social media
  • 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

Visiting Professor

  • Fabio Gonzalez -National University of Columbia, Bogotá – (Visited in Fall 2017)

Research Associate

PhD Students

  • Prasha Shrestha – PostDoctoral RA at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Spring 2018)
  • Suraj Maharjan –  Research Scientist at Capital One (Spring 2018)

Masters Students

  • Maksim Egorov
  • Akshay Kulkarni – Now at Teradata (Spring 2018)

Undergraduates

  • Cash DeLeon
  • Kevin Portillo
  • Aidaly Santamaria
  • Soumia El Madani