Svitlana Volkova

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Data Sciences and Analytics -Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington, United States

Dr. Svitlana Volkova is a recognized leader in the field of computational linguistics, machine learning and computational social science. She leads the development of human-centered analytics to explain, predict and prescribe human social systems and behaviors as they relate to national security challenges in the human domain. Solutions developed by Svitlana and her team advance understanding, analysis, and effective reasoning about extreme volumes of dynamic, multilingual, multimodal real-world social data. Since joining PNNL in 2015, Dr. Volkova has led more than ten projects, including two DARPA efforts. She authored more than 50 peer-previewed conference and journal publications. Svitlana was a Vice Chair of the ACM Future of Computing Academy between 2017 and 2019. She received her PhD in Computer Science in 2015 from Johns Hopkins University where she was affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing and the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence.

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