SCI Assistant Professor Malihe Alikhani recently received the best theme paper award at the Joint Conference of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2021). Her paper, titled "Including Signed Languages in Natural Language Processing," calls on the NLP community to include signed languages as a research area with high social and scientific impact. The paper was co-authored with Kayo Yin, Amit Moryossef, Julie Hochgesang, and Yoav Goldberg.
Alikhani teaches in the Department of Computer Science at SCI. Her primary research interests are in the fields of natural language processing and cognitive science with broader interests in computational social sciences.
Please join us in congratulating Malihe on this achievement!