Rezvaneh (Shadi) Rezapour
Research in Computational Social Science, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning
I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am working as a research assistant in the Social Computing Lab under Professor Jana Diesner's supervision.
My research interests lie at the intersection of Computational Social Science and Natural Language Processing (NLP). More specifically, I am interested in combining methods from NLP, machine learning, and network analysis with social science theories to better understand and explain real-world behaviors, attitudes, and cultures.
My research goal is to develop socially-aware NLP models that bring social contexts and users' socio-cultural information in analyzing human language to (1) better capture fascinating attributes, such as social identities, stances, morals, and power from language, and (2) describe and understand real-world communication.