In this talk speaker will describe the technical challenges in processing vast amounts of heterogeneous, noisy data in real-time from the web and other sources, highlighting the importance of interdisciplinary research and a human-centered approach to address problems in humanitarian and emergency response. Speaker will give specific examples and discuss relevant future research directions in several AI fields.

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Instructor's Bio

Aoife Cahill, Ph.D.

Director, AI Research at Dataminr

Aoife is a Natural Language Processing (NLP) expert and a director of AI research at Dataminr, the leading real-time information discovery platform. Since joining in 2021, Aoife has led a team of data scientists focused on the efficient iterative process of developing and evaluating AI technology that supports the expansion of Dataminr’s internal and external products.  Prior to Dataminr, Aoife led a team of research scientists and engineers working on high-stakes NLP applications in the educational domain at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The NLP teams at ETS are known leaders in the field of developing and deploying robust, well-documented, scalable NLP prototypes that maintain fairness across user groups.  Aoife holds a PhD in Computational Linguistics from Dublin City University, Ireland, and has also spent time conducting NLP research in Germany, Norway and in the U.S. As an active member of the computational linguistics research community, her research has been published in top-tier journals including Computational Linguistics and the Journal of Research on Language and Computation, as well as conference proceedings at the annual conference for the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), the International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING) and the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP).


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