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Congratulations to MIT computer scientist Regina Barzilay, Delta Electronics professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
This morning, the MacArthur Foundation announced that she’s a 2017 Fellow, awarded for her leading-edge work “[d]eveloping machine learning methods that enable computers to process and analyze vast amounts of human language data.”
In one of her most recent projects, Professor Barzilay aims to bring machine learning assistance to the complex and constantly-evolving field of oncology.
You can sample Professor Barzilay’s teaching in these two OCW courses:
- Advanced Natural Language Processing is a a graduate introduction to natural language processing – the study of human language from a computational perspective.
- Computational Models of Discourse is a graduate level introduction to automatic discourse processing, whose applications range from dialogue systems to automatic essay writing.