People

Core Faculty


Marilyn Walker

Professor
Personal page:http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~maw/
Email: maw at soe dot ucsc dot edu

Marilyn Walker holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Computer Science and a Professor of Computational Media. She is the head of the Natural Language and Dialogue Systems Lab. She received her Ph.D. in 1993 in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to UCSC, she was a Professor of Computer Science at University of Sheffield where she was a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Fellow, recruited to the U.K. under Britain’s "Brain Gain" program. From 1996 to 2003, she was a Principal Member of Research Staff in the Speech and Information Processing Lab at AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research. Her research interests include computational models of many different aspects of dialogic interaction and theories of dialogue, as well as theories of narrative and narrative structure, with particular interest in informal language media such as online conversation and weblogs.  Her H-index, a measure of research excellence is 49. She has published over 200 papers, and has 13 U.S. patents.

Graduate Students


Rob Abbott

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page:http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/people/abbott/
Email: abbott at soe dot ucsc dot edu




Kevin Bowden

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page:http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~kkbowden/
Email: kkbowden at ucsc dot edu




Zhichao Hu

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page:http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/people/zhu/
Email: zhu at soe dot ucsc dot edu




Amita Misra

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page:https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~amitamisra/
Email: amisra2 at ucsc dot edu




Shereen Oraby

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page:https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~soraby/
Email: soraby at ucsc dot edu




Elahe Rahimtoroghi

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page: https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~elahe/
Email: elahe at soe dot ucsc dot edu




Geetanjali Rakshit

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page: http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~geet
Email: grakshit at ucsc dot edu


Lena Reed

PhD Student
Computer Science
Email: lireed at soe dot ucsc dot edu




Jiaqi Wu

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page:https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~jacqueline/
Email: jwu64 at ucsc dot edu


Alumni


Stephanie M. Lukin

PhD, 2017
Computer Science
Personal page:https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~slukin
Email: slukin at ucsc dot edu




Grace I. Lin

PhD, 2016
Computer Science
Personal page:http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/people/glin/
Email: glin at soe dot ucsc dot edu