Friday, September 25, 2015 - 2:30pm
Location:100 Porter Hall
Speaker:Amanda Stent Yahoo! Labs
Amanda Stent works on natural language processing and its applications, in particular topics related to discourse, dialog, natural language generation, and applications to assistive technology and privacy/security. She is currently a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo. Previously, she was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs -- Research in NJ, and before that an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Rochester. She has authored over 70 papers on natural language processing and holds several patents. She is president of the ACL/ISCA Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialog and one of the rotating editors of the journal Dialogue & Discourse.