CSSI Research Seminar: Laure Thompson

Date

Join us for a research seminar with Laure Thompson.

Speaker
Laure Thompson
Speaker Title
Assistant Professor
Speaker Institution
UMass Information and Computer Sciences
Speaker Biography

I am an assistant professor in the College of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a member of UMass NLP. My research bridges machine learning and natural language processing with humanistic scholarship. My work focuses on understanding what computational models actually learn and how we can intentionally change what they learn.

I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cornell University where I was advised by David Mimno. I received my B.S. from the University of Washington in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

A sample of research topics I am especially interested in at the moment:

Intentional data modification for textual as well as visual models
Studying how information is spatially encoded within learned embedding spaces
Studying speculative fiction at scale
Computational methods for archaeology
Image analysis methods for digital humanities research