LTI Ph.D. student Anjalie Field has received a 2020 Google Ph.D. Fellowships. Field is among 53 recipients this year worldwide, two of whom are enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University.
The Google Ph.D. Fellowship Program recognizes outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. In addition to providing tuition and a stipend, the program matches each fellow with a Google research mentor.
Field's work focuses on developing social-oriented natural language processing (NLP) models. This has included research on detecting gender bias in social media and analyzing bias in narratives about the #MeToo movement. Her latest efforts involve a collaboration to analyze case notes written by social workers through the development of interpretable NLP models.