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Eugenia Rho

Eugenia Rho: Assistant Professor

1123 Knowledge Works II
Phone: (540) 231-8457
Twitter: @eugeniarho

Ph.D.,  Information & Computer Sciences
University of California, Irvine, 2020

B.A., Political Science
Columbia University in the City of New York – Columbia College, 2011

My research intersects computational social science and human-computer interaction with a focus on applying and developing natural language processing techniques to understand and improve how humans talk to each other. I apply computational linguistics and experimental design to demonstrate how language evolves in interactions ranging from communication between police officers and black drivers in traffic stops to discussions around facts and current events on online platforms. The goal of my research is to improve how we talk to each other by examining linguistic behavior at-scale and how technology contributes to the way we consume and discuss information with applications to news, online communities, social media, and institutional contexts.