SCI Receives Grant from the R. K. Mellon Foundation to Study Machine Translated Professions

The Richard King Mellon Foundation recently awarded a COVID-19-Economic Impact and Recovery Grant to support SCI Professors Jacob Biehl and Lingfei Wu. Their proposal, “Machine Translated Professions,” will create information systems to match the supply and demand for the middle-skill health care labor force. The research team will build artificial neural networks to translate skill taxonomies between professions and help inactive workers identify employment opportunities based on their past job histories. The developed technologies will be used by numerous regional organizations to assist displaced workers in western Pennsylvania. Community and corporate partners include Rogue Talent, Partners 4 Work, Burring Glass Technologies, Newton Talent, Trinity Health, Vincentian, and UPMC.