The Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing Lab at RIT.

Top from left to right: Fatima Umar, Cissi Ovesdotter Alm, Alex Hedges, and Liz Lucas. Bottom from left to right (now CLaSP alumni): Joe Bullard, Tong Liu, Nic Schrading, Will Paul, Ravdeep Johar, Dan Lavoie (back), Preethi Vaidyanathan (front), Cissi Ovesdotter Alm, and Emily Prud'hommeaux.


Director Cecilia Alm is welcoming new graduate (PhD and MS) and undergraduate students to join the CLaSP lab, including from computational or cognitive science disciplines and with research interests in human-centered AI such as intelligent affective computing, interpretable linguistic or multimodal sensing, multimodal dialogue systems, or the roles of humans in AI systems such as in interactive and resource-efficient machine learning.

Dr. Alm is a member of the faculty team of the AWARE-AI NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program, and the NRT Director. Graduate students from associated RIT Ph.D. and MS programs are invited to review information on how to apply and benefits for Trainees at our website: Women, Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, and African American, Latino/a American, or Native American students are especially encouraged to apply.

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, game development, human factors, etc. including employers such as EyeGaze Inc, ISI, Amazon, Digital Ocean, Apple, SpaceX, Qualcomm, Cogent Labs (Japan), UL-Wiklund, Athena Health, Commonwealth Care Aliance, Nordstrom Technologies, Facebook, Kensho, Constant Contact, Knewton, Kodak Alaris, Microsoft, IBM, Thompson Reuters, Smartvid, Interactive Brokers, and Pronology. For more information, please contact Dr. Alm ( Location: LBR-A220.


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