Katherine A. Keith

kkeith [at] cs [dot] umass [dot] edu 
About Me

I am a M.S./Ph.D. student at UMass Amherst working in the Statistical Social Language Analysis Lab (SLANG) with Dr. Brendan O'Connor. Our research focuses on the intersection between natural language processing (NLP), statistical machine learning, and computational social science. I am interested in extracting social signals from text and developing socially-impactful NLP systems. Most recently, I have been working to automatically extract names of victims of police fatalities from a news corpus. 

I graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors in Mathematics and a minor in Chinese from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. There I won the Rena Ratte award and was a finalist for both the Rhodes Scholarship and Marshall Scholarship.