Emma Strubell

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Speaker: Emma Strubell, Language Technologies Institute

Topic: Natural Language Processing for Materials Synthesis & Discovery

In this talk, Emma Strubell will give a brief overview of modern approaches to natural language processing (NLP), including large language models (LLMs), and describe how those approaches can be used to extract and synthesize information from the text of research articles. She will summarize some of her past work with applications in accelerating materials synthesis and discovery, as well as ongoing and future work towards this end.  


Emma Strubell is the Raj Reddy Assistant Professor in the Language Technologies Institute (within the School of Computer Science) at Carnegie Mellon University, and a visiting scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Previously, she held research scientist roles at Google and FAIR after earning her doctoral degree in 2019 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research lies at the intersection of natural language processing and machine learning, with a focus on providing pragmatic solutions to practitioners who wish to gain insights from natural language text via computation–and data-efficient AI. Her work has been recognized with a Madrona AI Impact Award, best paper awards at ACL and EMNLP, and cited in news outlets including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

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