Six New Faculty Join CSE

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The CSE Division is pleased to announce the addition of six new faculty, beginning in Fall 2013. From contributions to big data and cloud explorations to servers and architectures, they'll help to lead and teach us as we enter a world increasingly shaped by computer science and engineering.

Rada Mihalcea
Associate Professor

PhD, Linguistics
Oxford University, 2010

PhD, Computer Science and Engineering
Southern Methodist University, 2001

Rada Mihalcea joins the faculty from the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Texas. Her research interests are in computational linguistics, with a focus on lexical semantics, graph-based algorithms for natural language processing, and multilingual natural language processing. She is currently involved in a number of research projects, including modeling of word meaning, monolingual and crosslingual semantic similarity, subjectivity, sentiment, and emotion analysis, multimodal affect analysis, text summarization, and computational humor. She serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Journals of Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluations, Natural Language Engineering, Research in Language in Computation, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, and Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics. She was a program cochair for the two leading conferences in Computational Linguistics: the Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2011), and the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (2009). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In 2013, she was made a honorary citizen of her hometown of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Posted: September 5, 2013