I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department in the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte (UNCC). I have a joint appointment with the Department of Psychology as an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Science.
My research interests are in the areas of Data Science, Computational Sociolinguistics and Computational Social Science, Cognitive Science, Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence.
I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University at Albany - State University of New York in 2016. For my dissertation, I created a persuasive virtual chat agent, capable of changing people's opinion in online discussions.
January 2019: Feels great to be featured on CCI website for the Innovator Spotlight. Thanks to Mike Fresina for the piece.
January 2019: Got funding as an ARO supplement to broaden participation of under-represented groups in STEM.
December 2018: Thanks to NVIDIA for a GPU grant!