My interests research interests are broadly within computational social science and linguistics. I am particularly interested in goal‑oriented conversational settings (e.g., tutoring, psychotherapy, debate). My hope is to develop methods for identifying and fostering empathetic communication where it supports the desired outcomes of dialogues in goal-oriented settings.
Chord Embeddings: Analyzing What They Capture and Their Role for Next Chord Prediction and Artist Attribute Prediction Allison Lahnala, Gauri Kambhatla, Jiajun Peng, Matthew Whitehead, Gillian Minnehan, Eric Guldan, Jonathan K. Kummerfeld, Anıl Çamcı and Rada Mihalcea. In Proceedings of Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design – 10th International Conference, EvoMUSART (2021)
Expressive Interviewing: A Conversational System for Coping with COVID-19 Charlie Welch, Allison Lahnala, Verónica Pérez-Rosas, Siqi Shen, Sarah Seraj, Larry An, Kenneth Resnicow, James Pennebaker, & Rada Mihalcea. In NLP COVID-19 Workshop Part 2 at EMNLP 2020.
Michigan AI Blog with the Artificial Intelligence lab.I am an editor for the
Life Sciences Orchestra and with Campus Philharmonia Orchestra as principal second violinist. Formerly, I studied violin at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance with Yoonshin Song, and music education under the guidance of Professor Michael Hopkins, whom I assisted with his online string pedagogy textbook at stringtechnique.com. More: Gifts of Art presents Chamber Music by the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra EnsembleI am a violinist, playing solo in my apartment during the pandemic. In regular times, I play with the