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SWAPNA SOMASUNDARAN 660 Rosdale Road, R-233 Turnbull Hall Sentiment and Opinion Analysis, Relationship Mining, Discourse and Dialogs, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics University of Pittsburgh
Johns Hopkins University
Mumbai University
Research Scientist, Educational Testing Services
Educational Testing Services, Princeton, NJ, USA Research: Lead and collaborated on research in the areas of discourse analysis, opinion analysis, and semantic analysis. Developed technologies for automated scoring of essays and short answers. Project Management: Managed projects as Principal Investigator. Coordinated timelines and resources for successful project completion. Miscellaneous: Participated in internal research review, and contributed towards hiring processes. Research Scientist, Siemens Corporate Research
Siemens Corporation Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, USA Research: Lead research in the areas of relationship mining and word spaces. Developed technologies for projects in domains such as fraud detection, personalized healthcare, patent invalidity search and fleet monitoring. Project Acquisition and Management: Played leading and supporting roles in the acquisition of customer projects via prototype development, customer workshop, presentations and discussions, Managed several customer projects ranging from small-scale prototype development to large-scale projects. Managed three software consultants Proposal Writing: Lead the writing of government proposals, involving multiple universities and departments within Siemens. Assisted in shaping proposals for internal funding. Mentoring: Advised student interns on research projects, resulting in journal, conference and workshop publications, and patent applications. Co-advised interns from other groups. University Collaborations: Leading an internally funded collaboration with UC Berkeley and ICSI FrameNet on developing frame semantics for encoding knowledge in the medical domain. Representing Siemens on the advisory board for SALTS (Rutgers Laboratory for the Study of Applied Language Technology and Society). Lead a DARPA proposal with CMU and University of Pittsburgh Miscellaneous: Initiated weekly reading club. Collaborated cross-department and cross-program on various projects via module development and discussions. Assisted in the recruitment of full-time employees, software consultants and interns. Software Consultant, Parity Teltech
Tested and assisted the development of Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) architecture. Senior Systems Engineer, Cognitive Systems Research Lab, Tata
Infotech Limited
Mumbai, India
Developed a Question Answering system. Managed and coordinated a team of interns and outside experts. Associate Systems Engineer, Tata Infotech Limited
Implemented touch-screen info kiosks for the Central Railways. Undergraduate Internship, Bhabha Atomic Research Center
Developed a system to automate the testing process for bus-based embedded system I/O cards. Best Reviewer Award
EMNLP 2010: Conference on Empirical Methods in NLP Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship
Best Graduate Student Research Award
Computer Science Department, University of Pittsburgh Outstanding Paper Presentation Award
School of Arts and Sciences Grad Exposition, University of Pittsburgh Popular Press
Research featured in Department of Homeland Security Network Newsletter ( ) Incoming Doctoral Student Fellowship
Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), University of Pittsburgh Outstanding Employee Contribution Award
Swapna Somasundaran (2010), Discourse-level Relations for Opinion Analysis, University of JOURNAL, CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PUBLICATIONS (Publications where the first author is a student I advised are indicated by *) * Kateryna Tymoshenko, Swapna Somasundaran, Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, Vinay Damodar Shet (2012). Relation Mining in the Biomedical Domain using Entity-level Semantics. ECAI 2012: 20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Montpellier, France, August 27-31 (acceptance rate = 28%) * Dingcheng Li, Swapna Somasundaran and Amit Chakraborty (2012). ERD-MedLDA: Entity relation detection using supervised topic models with maximum margin learning. Journal of * Dingcheng Li, Swapna Somasundaran and Amit Chakraborty (2011). A Combination of Topic Models with Max-margin Learning for Relation Detection In Proceedings of TextGraphs-6: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing, Workshop at ACL-HLT 2011, Portland, Oregon Swapna Somasundaran and Janyce Wiebe, (2010), Recognizing Stances in Ideological On-line Debates. In Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Analysis and Generation of Emotion in Text, pages 116-124, Los Angeles, CA. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2010. Swapna Somasundaran and Janyce Wiebe, (2009), Recognizing Stances in Online Debates. ACL-IJCNLP: Joint conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing, Singapore, August 2-7, 2009. Swapna Somasundaran, Galileo Namata, Janyce Wiebe and Lise Getoor (2009) Supervised and Unsupervised Methods in Employing Discourse Relations for Improving Opinion Polarity Classification. EMNLP 2009: Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Singapore, August 6-7, 2009. Swapna Somasundaran, Galileo Namata, Lise Getoor and Janyce Wiebe, (2009) Opinion Graphs for Polarity and Discourse Classification. TextGraphs-4: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing (ACL Workshop), Singapore, 7th August 2009. Swapna Somasundaran, Janyce Wiebe and Josef Ruppenhofer (2008) Discourse Level Opinion Interpretation. Coling: International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Manchester, 18-22 August, 2008. Swapna Somasundaran, Josef Ruppenhofer and Janyce Wiebe (2008) Discourse Level Opinion Relations: An Annotation Study. SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (ACL Workshop), Columbus, Ohio, June 2008. Josef Ruppenhofer, Swapna Somasundaran and Janyce Wiebe (2008) Finding the Sources and Targets of Subjective Expressions. LREC: International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Marrakech, Morocco, May 2008. Swapna Somasundaran, Josef Ruppenhofer and Janyce Wiebe (2007) Detecting Arguing and Sentiment in Meetings. SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (ACL Workshop), Antwerp, Belgium, September 2007. Swapna Somasundaran, Theresa Wilson, Janyce Wiebe and Veselin Stoyanov (2007) QA with Attitude: Exploiting Opinion Type Analysis for Improving Question Answering in On-line Discussions and the News. ICWSM: International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Boulder, Colorado, March 26-28, 2007. Swapna Somasundaran, Janyce Wiebe, Paul Hoffmann, Diane Litman (2006). Manual Annotation of Opinion Categories in Meetings. ACL Workshop: Frontiers in Linguistically Annotated Corpora(Coling/ACL 2006) , Sydney, Australia, 2006. Swapna Somasundaran, Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, Vinay Damodar Shet, Kateryna Tymoshenko (2012). A System and Method for Generating Knowledge Base for Medical Concepts (Patent application in progress: 2011E20301 US) * Kateryna Tymoshenko, Swapna Somasundaran, Vinay Damodar Shet (2012). Relation Mining in the Biomedical Domain using Entity-level Semantics (Patent application in progress: 2012E04345 US)   Swapna Somasundaran, Dingcheng Li and Amit Chakraborty (2012). Relationship Mining Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation (Patent application filed with USPTO: 2010P20118EP, 2010E19409 US) Theresa Wilson, Paul Hoffmann, Swapna Somasundaran, Jason Kessler, JanyceWiebe, Yejin Choi, Claire Cardie, Ellen Riloff, Siddharth Patwardhan (2005). OpinionFinder: A system for subjectivity analysis. HLT/EMNLP 2005: Human Language Technologies Conference/Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Vancouver, Canada, 2005. Discourse-level Opinion Analysis
- Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ - Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, India Recognizing Stances in Online Debates
AI forum, Intelligent Systems Program, University of Pittsburgh Opinion is not only word deep: Discourse-level Relations for Opinion
Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Expo, University of Pittsburgh
Discourse-level relations for opinion analysis
Computer Science Research Competition, University of Pittsburgh Discourse Level Opinion Interpretation
AI forum, Intelligent Systems Program, University of Pittsburgh Detecting Arguing and Sentiment in Meetings
AI forum, Intelligent Systems Program, University of Pittsburgh Organizer
Textgraphs-5: ACL workshop on Graph-based Methods for Natural Reviewer/ Program Committee Member
TAFC (Transactions on Affective Computing) 2013, NAACL 2013, ACL 2013, TAFC 2011, EMNLP 2011, ACL 2011, Text Graphs 2011, IJCNLP-SAAIP 2011, Emerging Applications of Natural Language Processing: Concepts and New Research (Book) 2010, IEEE Inteligent Systems 2010, ACL 2010, MLG 2010, COLING 2010, EMNLP 2010, NAACL 2010, ACL 2009, EMNLP 2009, ACL 2008, NESCAI 2008, EMNLP 2007, NESCAI 2007 Vice President of Women in Computer Science (WiCS) Intermediate Programming, Johns Hopkins University
Introduction to NLP
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Discrete Structures for Computer Science
Database Systems
Java, Perl, Shell scripts, UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture), Eclipse, NetBeans, Linux, Mac OSX, Windows, SVN, Gforge, SQL server management studio, Latex Languages known: English, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi


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