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Sara Owsley Sood

Associate Professor of Instruction

Chookaszian Family Teaching Professor


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3535
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-5708Email Sara Owsley Sood


Sara Sood's website

Intelligent Information Lab


Computer Science


Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

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