Natalie Parde

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Co-director of UIC Natural Language Processing Laboratory


Natalie Parde (Photo: Jenny Fontaine/UIC)

Natalie Parde is an assistant professor of computer science at UIC and co-director of the UIC Natural Language Processing Laboratory. Her research interests are primarily in natural language processing, with emphases in semantics, multimodal natural language processing and dialogue systems. She is particularly interested in deploying research to facilitate cognitive and psychological well-being.

Parde’s prior work has spanned an array of application areas, including metaphor and sarcasm processing, companion robots, and various intersection points between natural language processing and computer vision.

Watch Parde’s 3-minute talk on assessing cognitive health via spoken language, delivered at SparkTalks, UIC’s take on faculty lightning talks.

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