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Roxana Girju

Adjunct Lecturer

Contact

2145 Sheridan Rd
Tech
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

Email Roxana Girju

Departments

Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Affiliations

Master of Science in Analytics Program

Education

B.Sc. in Computer Science from "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, 1995

Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, 2002


Biography

Roxana Girju is associate professor of Linguistics, holding appointments with the department of Computer Science, the Center for Translation Studies, and the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is also the director of the Computer Science & Linguistics joint major. Dr. Girju earned a B.Sc. in Computer Science from "Politehnica" University of Bucharest (1995) and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas (2002). Her research area is computational linguistics / natural language processing with special focus on the semantics and pragmatics of text (language use and human perception/behavior). Dr. Girju's most recent research projects include psycholinguistics, behavioral analytics and affective computing approaches to health care, dialog systems, and social media/law. Her projects have covered English, a number of European languages, as well as standard and varieties of Arabic. She has successfully participated in several international competitions and has recently received awards for developing novel human language technologies at the interface between verbal and non-verbal communication.

Research Interests

computational linguistics, natural language processing with special focus on the semantics and pragmatics of text (language use and human perception/behavior)