Director

Associate Professor

Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Ph.D.

Cissi's research interests focus on linguistic sensing and language-inclusive sensing with text, speech, and multimodal human data, especially at the nexus of affective computing and human-centered AI. She is dedicated to supporting student research and training experiences. Cissi is PI of NSF awards REU Site: Computational Sensing for Human-centered AI and  REU Site: Computational Sensing, and subaward PI of NIH-funded Automated Analysis of Pragmatic Development in ASD. Besides her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (centered on computational linguistics), she also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Language and Speech Processing and a Certificate of Graduate Specialization in Computational Science and Engineering from UIUC. Link to website.


Collaborating Faculty/Researchers


Current Students

Alexander P. Hedges

 B.S./M.S. Candidate
 Computer Science

 
Benjamin S. Meyers

 Ph.D. Candidate
 Computing & Information Sciences

 
Kate MacLaren

 B.S. Candidate
 Musem Studies

 
Kruthika P. Simha

 M.S. Candidate
 Computer Engineering

 
Elizabeth Lucas

 M.S. Candidate
 Computer Science

 
Jordan Shea

 B.S. Candidate
 Computer Science

 
Lucas Kessler

 B.S. Candidate
 Computer Science

 
Tong Liu

 Ph.D. Candidate
 Computing & Information Sciences

 

Alumni

Andy Terkik

 M.S. 2016
 Computer Science

 Knewton
Anil Behera

 M.S. 2016
 Computer Science

 Apple
Ben Cohen

 B.S. 2015
 Computer Science

 Kensho
Chandini Ramesh

 M.S. Candidate
 Computer Science

 
Dan Lavoie

 B.S. 2015
 Software Engineering

 AthenaHealth
Doug Dlutz

 B.S. 2016
 Computer Science

 Microsoft
Douglas Gliner

 B.S. 2018
 Game Design & Development

 A game development company

 
Ja'Nai Gray

 B.S. 2017
 Criminal Justice and Sociology

 
Joe Bullard

 M.S. 2015
 Computer Science

 Cogent Labs
Kathryn Womack

 B.S. 2013
 ASL-English Interpreting

 Freelance Interpreting
Limor Hochberg

 M.S. 2014
 Experimental & Engineering Psychology

 UL, LLC
Michael Berezny

 B.S./M.S. Candidate
 Mechanical Engineering

 
Miguel Dominguez

 Ph.D. Candidate
 Computing & Information Sciences

 
Nic Schrading

 B.S./M.S. 2015
 Computer Engineering

 Space X
Preethi Vaidyanathan

 Ph.D. 2018
 Imaging Science

 LC Technologies
Rachel Doucet

 B.S. 2017
 Advertising & Public Relations

 
Ravdeep Johar

 M.S. 2014
 Computer Science

 Facebook
Robbie Jimerson

 Ph.D. Candidate
 Computing & Information Sciences

 
Suhas Pillai

 M.S. 2017
 Computer Science

 TeraDeep
Sanket Sheth

 M.S. 2018
 Computer Science

 
Titus Thomas

 M.S. 2017
 Electrical Engineering

 
Victor Trejo

 M.S. 2016
 Computer Science

 
Will Paul

 B.S. 2016
 New Media Interactive Development

 Constant Contact
Wilson McCoy

 B.S. 2012
 Game Design & Development

 Pronology
Ziwei Ye

 B.S. Candidate
 Computational Mathematics