Emily Prud'hommeaux

Gianinno Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Boston College

Office: 245 Beacon, CS Department, 4th Floor
Telephone: 617-552-3928
Email: prudhome@bc.edu

Office Hours Fall 2023
Monday 12:30-2pm, Wednesday 9-10am

My research area is natural language processing (NLP) in low-resource settings, with a particular focus on endangered languages, child language, and the language of individuals with conditions impacting communication and cognition. Before coming to BC, I was an assistant professor at RIT, where I co-founded the Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing lab. Before that I was a postdoc at the University of Rochester, and before getting my PhD at the former OGI (now OHSU), I worked for several years in the language modeling group at Nuance.

Recent News

8/2023: Our NSF DLI proposal Bootstrapping a Corpus of Endangered Languages (PI: Josh Hartshorne, Co-PI: Emily Prud'hommeaux) was selected for funding and will start in September 2023.

8/2023: Dr. Eric Le Ferrand (PhD with Steven Bird at Charles Darwin University) is joining our lab as a Postdoctoral Scholar to work on NLP for endangered languages.

1/2023: Former postdoc Dr. Zoey Liu started as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computational Language Science at the University of Florida.

9/2022: RAs Dora Liu and Jason Yang started grad school at MIT and Cornell, respectively.

5/2022: PhD student Robbie Jimerson was an invited panelist for the keynote panel on linguistic diversity at ACL 2022.

4/2022: MS student Vigneshwar Lakshminarayanan passed his thesis defense: Impact of noise in automatic speech recognition for low-resourced languages.

9/2021: Postdoc Zoey Liu was selected as a CRA/NSF CIFellow for her project "Data-driven evaluation for crosslinguistic low-resource NLP".

3/2021: BS/MS student Ethan Morris passed his thesis defense: Automatic speech recognition for low-resource and morphologically complex languages.

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