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


Kevin Bowden

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




Wen Cui

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page: http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~wcui7/
Email: wcui7 at ucsc dot edu




Vrindavan Harrison

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




Jurik Juraska

PhD Student
Computer Science
Personal page: http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~jjuraska/
Email: jjuraska at 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 
Personal page: http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~lireed 
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