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Feb 20, 2024 We have two papers to appear at LREC-COLING, both presenting two novel and theory-based empathy language resources! (1) Appraisal Framework for Clinical Empathy: A Novel Application to Breaking Bad News Conversations and (2) LeadEmpathy: An Expert Annotated German Dataset of Empathy in Written Leadership Communication lead by Psychology PhD Student Didem Sedefoglu from Uni Kassel. Preprints coming soon!
Feb 11, 2024 I will be giving a short talk on our paper Archetypes and Entropy: Theory-Driven Extraction of Evidence for Suicide Risk at the CLPsych Workshop, EACL 2024 in Malta!
Feb 7, 2024 We will have a system paper for the shared task at the CLPsych workshop at EACL 2024 in March: Archetypes and Entropy: Theory-Driven Extraction of Evidence for Suicide Risk
Dec 1, 2023 Our workshop EmpathiCH: Scrutinizing Empathy-Centric Design Beyond the Individual was accepted and will appear at CHI 2024! See the call for papers here: https://empathich.com/participate/
Sep 5, 2023 Giving a talk Modeling empathy in NLP for Support-Oriented Interactions at University of Michigan CSE.
Sep 4, 2023 Fabian Lechner is presenting our paper Challenges of GPT‑3‑based Conversational Agents for Healthcare at RANLP 2023.
Aug 24, 2023 Just wrapped up a successful 2-week interdisciplinary Social Natural Language Processing workshop at Stony Brook University with Lucie Flek & Ryan Boyd. Feel free to reach out if you’d like access to the materials.
Aug 18, 2023 Giving a talk Social NLP for Discourse & Conversation at Stony Brook Department of Computer Science on my PhD research.
Jul 24, 2023 I started a summer research internship in the Human Language Analysis Beings (HLAB) at Stony Brook University.
Jul 3, 2023 Our paper Challenges of GPT‑3‑based Conversational Agents for Healthcare was accepted to RANLP 2023!
Jun 26, 2023 Our shared task paper Domain Transfer for Empathy, Distress, and Personality Prediction (CAISA at WASSA 2023) will appear at WASSA 2023!
May 29, 2023 Giving a seminar talk Conversation Modeling with Natural Language Processing at McMaster University, Department of Computing and Software.
Dec 1, 2022 I will be presenting a virtual poster at EMNLP (NLP+CSS) for our paper A Critical Reflection and Forward Perspective on Empathy and Natural Language Processing.
Sep 2, 2022 We had a fantastic time at CAISA lab organizing the 1st Women4women IT Summer School with Hessian AI at University of Marburg, with girls from all over Germany! All materials are freely available in both English and German on our GitHub here! More details on the CAISA website here and here.
Jul 13, 2022 I’m giving a talk at NAACL 2022 on our paper Mitigating Toxic Degeneration with Empathetic Data: Exploring the Relationship Between Toxicity and Empathy during the Computational Social Science and Cultural Analytics session!
Jun 23, 2022 Flora Sakketou is giving a talk in Marseille on our publication Investigating User Radicalization: A Novel Dataset for Identifying Fine-Grained Temporal Shifts in Opinion at LREC 2022! Our dataset is publicly available on Github.
Aug 24, 2021 New post on the Michigan AI Blog: Explore Computer Science Research (ExploreCSR) Program.
Aug 1, 2021 Looking forward to presenting our new work Exploring Self-Identified Counseling Expertise in Online Support Forums at ACL 2021! Code & resources available on Github.
Apr 8, 2021 Presenting my 1st 1st-author paper Chord Embeddings: Analyzing What They Capture and Their Role for Next Chord Prediction and Artist Attribute Prediction at [EVO2021](https://www.evostar.org/2021/). I’m very happy to have been selected as an Outstanding Student of EVO2021 for this work! :D
Oct 19, 2020 News on Explore CS Research: Program to engage CS undergrads in research supported for another year.
Jul 9, 2020 New blog post on the Michigan AI Blog: Summer 2020 Book Recommendations from Our Graduate Students.
Jul 1, 2020 Instructing for AI4All at University of Michigan, Summer 2020. Code & Materials are available on github.
Jul 1, 2020 Wrapped up another year of Explore Computer Science Research! Article: CS student research and industry connections hit home – from home.
Apr 15, 2020 News on our Expressive Interviewing work: Computer scientists employ AI to help address COVID-19 challenges.
Nov 15, 2019 Panelist for panel discussion “Data Science and the Future of Arts Research” at the 2019 MIDAS Symposium–Embracing the Challenge: Data Science for the Next Ten Years..
May 14, 2019 Wrapped up our first year of Explore CS Research at University of Michigan! Article: Encouraging careers in research.
May 2, 2019 Presenting a poster on the Sound of Text project at Midwest Speech and Language Days 2019..
Mar 28, 2019 Performing Schubert Octet in F Major with members of the Life Sciences Orchestra (University of Michigan) at the University Hospital.
Apr 13, 2018 Invited speaker for INSEAD Women in Business San Francisco 2018..