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Emily Prud'hommeaux

Assistant Professor
1317 Liberal Arts
PhD, Computer Science, OHSU
MA, Linguistics, UCLA
AB, Linguistics and Latin, Harvard


Additional Affiliations:

Extended faculty in the Computing and Information Science PhD program

Co-director of the Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing (CLASP)

Affiliated faculty in the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS) program

Research interests: Natural language processing and speech signal processing, with a focus on applications for clinical assessment, education, and augmentative and alternative communication.

Selected recent publications:

Terkik, A., Prud’hommeaux, E., Alm, C., Homan, C., and Franklin, S. 2016. Analyzing Gender Bias in Student Evaluations. In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), 868–876.

Vaidyanathan, P., Pelz, J., Prud’hommeaux, E., Alm, C., and Haake, A. 2016. Fusing eye movements and observer narratives for expert-driven image-region annotations. In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications, 27-34. (Best Paper Award)

Prud’hommeaux, E. and Roark, B. 2015. Graph-based word alignment for clinical language evaluation. Computational Linguistics, 41(4):549–578.

Rouhizadeh, M., Prud’hommeaux, E., van Santen, J., and Sproat, R. 2015. Measuring idiosyncratic interests in children with autism spectrum disorder. In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 212–217.

Job Posting: Language Science

The Department of English invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning in January 2018, with specialization in computational linguistics. Possible areas include:

  • Deep learning for natural language understanding
  • Speech and speech technology
  • Multimodal and linguistic sensors
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Linguistic narrative analytics

Please visit for a full position description.

Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2017.

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