Rebecca Hwa

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Rebecca Hwa


Department: Computer Science


Professor Rebecca Hwa's research sits at the intersection of natural language process, machine learning, and human computer interaction. Her work focuses on developing machine learning methods that reveal the hidden syntactic and semantic structures within languages. These methods have applications in diverse domains, including health, education, and the social sciences. Some of her recent projects include: modeling student behaviors in revising argumentative essays, identifying symbolisms in multimodal rhetorics, and recognizing group biases in social media.

  • PhD in computer science, 2001, Harvard University
  • BS in computer science and engineering (summa cum laude), 1993, UCLA.
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence