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

Shuguang Chen

Shuguang Chen

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests

My research interest lies in Natural Language Processing (NLP) with a special focus on neural sequence labeling. My research aims to overcome linguistic challenges to reduce performance degradation (i.e., a decrease in models’ predictive performance) and improve model robustness (i.e., the ability to predict consistently under various conditions).

Specifically, I’m interested in tackling the following challenges during my Ph.D. studies: 1) neural sequence labeling on user-generated text, 2) data transformation for model robustness, and 3) knowledge transfer in linguistic code-switching.

Siva Uday Sampreeth Chebolu

Siva Uday Sampreeth Chebolu

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests

I am interested in problems like Sentiment and Emotion Analysis
Yigeng Zhang

Yigeng Zhang

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests

My research interest is natural language processing (NLP). My current research focuses on movie ratings with textual scripts.

Tamzid Alam

Tamzid Alam

Masters Student


Alumni

Visiting Professor

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

Research Associate

PhD Students

Masters Students

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

Undergraduates

  • Cash DeLeon
  • Kevin Portillo
  • Aidaly Santamaria
  • Soumia El Madani
  • Dung (Christian) Nguyen
  • Giai Tran
  • Hieu Trinh
  • Dwija Parikh
  • Armando Morales

High School Student

  • Tracy Wei