Behavioral Insights from Text Conference
January 12, 2018
Lillian Lee (Keynote)
Professor of computer science and of information science at Cornell University, and the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions of the ACL
Lillian Lee is a professor of computer science and of information science at Cornell University, and the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions of the ACL. Her research interests include natural language processing and computational social science. She is the recipient of the inaugural Best Paper Award at HLT-NAACL 2004 (joint with Regina Barzilay), a citation in “Top Picks: Technology Research Advances of 2004” by Technology Research News (also joint with Regina Barzilay), and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; and in 2013, she was named a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Her group’s work has received several mentions in the popular press, including The New York Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, and NBC’s The Today Show, and one of her co-authored papers was publicly called “boring” by Youtubers Rhett and Link in a video viewed over 2.4 million times.
James W. Pennebaker (Keynote)
Regents Centennial Chair of Psychology and the Executive Director of Project 2021 at the University of Texas at Austin
James W. Pennebaker is the Regents Centennial Chair of Psychology and the Executive Director of Project 2021 at the University of Texas at Austin. He and his students are exploring the links between emotional experiences, natural language, and physical and mental health. His most recent research focuses on how everyday language reflects basic social and personality processes. Author or editor of 9 books and over 250 articles, Pennebaker has received numerous awards and honors. Beginning in 2016, he has assumed the leadership of Project 2021, a program to change the way the University of Texas thinks about and delivers undergraduate education.