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Sara Owsley Sood

Clinical Associate Professor


2145 Sheridan Road
Ford Room 3-327
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-5708Email Sara Owsley Sood


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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Interests

My work is focused on understanding the expression and impact of emotion in online communication. To this end, my recent work has been on systems to detect and analyze insults, profanity and personal attacks in online forums with a recent focus on the impact of anonymity on online communities. My work in the space of sentiment analysis has led me to explore a series of other related challenges including domain specificity and sentiment analysis through many models of emotion beyond positive/negative/neutral classification.

Significant Recognition

  • 2010 Pomona College Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching

Selected Publications