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The Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing (CLaSP) lab at RIT is dedicated to advancing applied and theoretical research involving text, speech, dialogue, and multimodal data.

An area of focus is linguistic and multimodal sensing. CLaSP provides research opportunities for graduate (PhD and MS) and undergraduate students, and hosts a regular student research discussant series. The lab collaborates closely with other research groups on campus. Recently graduated former students have gone on to jobs in AI, software and user interface development, human factors, etc. including employers such as EyeGaze Inc, ISI USC, Amazon, Digital Ocean, Apple, SpaceX, Qualcomm, Cogent Labs (Japan), UL-Wiklund, Athena Health, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Nordstrom Technologies, Facebook, Kodak Alaris, Microsoft, IBM, Thompson Reuters, Smartvid, and Interactive Brokers.

For more information, please contact Dr. Alm (cecilia.o.alm@rit.edu). Location: LBR-A220. We welcome students from computational, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related disciplines. Prospective or current RIT students interested in joining the CLaSP lab should contact Dr. Alm directly.

Professor Alm speaking with several students in a lab.
From left to right: Fatima Umar, Cissi Ovesdotter Alm, Alex Hedges, and Liz Lucas.


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