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Rada Mihalcea is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on natural language processing, multimodal processing, and computational social science.
Rada Mihalcea has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Southern Methodist University (2001) and a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Oxford University (2010). In 2017 she was named Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at University of Michigan, Computer Science and Engineering. In 2018, Mihalcea was elected as new VP for the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). She is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, where she also leads the Language and Information Technologies (LIT) Lab.
Mihalcea has published over 220 articles since 1998 on topics ranging from semantic analysis of text to lie detection. President Barack Obama granted her the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2008.
Mihalcea is an outspoken promoter of diversity in computer science. She also supports an expansion of the traditional analysis of educational success, which tends to focus on academic behaviour, to include student life, personality and background outside of the classroom. Mihalcea leads Girls Encoded, a program designed to develop the pipeline of women in computer science as well as to retain the women who have entered into the program.
Towards Neuro-Symbolic AI - Radu Grosu
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Radu Grosu is currently a Full Professor and the Head of the Cyber-Physical Systems Division, Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien.
Radu Grosu research interests include modeling, analysis and control of cyber-physical and biological systems and application focus includes green operating systems, mobile ad-hoc networks, automotive systems, the Mars rover, cardiac-cell networks and genetic regulatory networks.
Prof. Grosu has recently been awarded the Hyperion HPC Innovation Excellence Award