Natalie Parde

Assistant professor of computer science and co-director of UIC Natural Language Processing Laboratory


Natalie Parde (Photo: Jenny Fontaine)

Natalie Parde is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago 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. She earned a doctoral degree in computer science and engineering in 2018 from the University of North Texas, where she also received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science.

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