Awards & Honors

  • RPI Trustee Celebration of Faculty Achievement, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • World Economic Forum Global Future Council Member on the Future of Computing, 2016-2018
  • "Young Scientist" selected by World Economic Forum, 2016-2017
  • NLPCC2016 Best Student Paper Award, 2016
  • IBM Watson Faculty Award, 2014-2015
  • Google Research Award, 2014-2015
  • "Best of ICDM2013" paper by Knowledge and Information Systems, 2013
  • "Best of SDM2013" paper by Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 2013
  • "AI's Top 10 to Watch" Award by IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2013
  • Edward P. Hamilton Development Chair Professorship, 2013-Present
  • CUNY Employee Recognition Award, 2013
  • CUNY Chancellor's "Salute to Scholar" Award, 2012
  • IBM Watson Faculty Award, 2012
  • PACLIC Best Paper Runner-up, 2012
  • CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2012
  • CUNY Chancellor's "Salute to Scholar" Award, 2010
  • U.S. National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award , 2010-2015
  • Google Research Award, 2009-2010
  • Computing Research Association Travel Scholarship, 2008
  • Sigma Xi Member, 2007-Present
  • Grace Hopper Woman in Computing Scholarship, 2006
  • Sandra Bleistein Prize, 2006
  • McCracken Program Fellowship, 2002-2007

Current Research Funding

  • U.S. DARPA LORELEI, Exploiting Language Information for Situational Awareness (ELISA), subcontract to ISI, 2015-Present
  • U.S. DARPA Deep Exploration and Filtering of Text (DEFT), 2012-2017
  • U.S. DARPA Seedling Award, Cross-media IE, subcontract to Columbia, 2015-2017
  • U.S. Army Research Lab Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance, 2009-Present
  • U.S. National Science Foundation IIS Medium, Scientific Discovery via Knowledge Extraction, 2017-Present
  • U.S. National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award , 2010-2017
  • U.S. National Science Foundation Building Innovative Capacity (BIC), 2016-Present
  • U.S. IARPA Mercury, subcontract to ISI, 2016-Present
  • Bosch Research Award, 2014-Present
  • Edward P. Hamilton Development Chair Professorship, 2013-Present

Past Research Funding

  • Google Research Award, 2014-2016
  • U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory DREAM, 2014-2016
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Command, Control and Interoperability, 2014-2016
  • IBM Watson Faculty Award, 2014-2015
  • Disney Research Award, 2014-2015
  • Consultant to Altima, AFRL, 2013-2014
  • IBM Watson Faculty Award, 2012-2013
  • U.S. National Science Foundation IGERT Award, 2012-2016
  • U.S. DARPA Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT), subcontract to SRI, 2011-2013
  • U.S. National Science Foundation EAGER Award, 2011-2013
  • CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2012
  • U.S. DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) , subcontract to NYU/SRI, 2008-2011
  • U.S. National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Award, 2011-2013
  • PSC-CUNY Research Award, 2010-2012
  • CUNY Faculty Publication Fellowship, 2009-2010
  • Google Research Award, 2009-2010
  • NSF-sponsored JHU Summer Workshop on Unsupervised Acquisition of Lexical Knowledge from N-Grams, 2009
  • CUNY GRTI Program, 2008-2010
  • CUNY Research Enhancement Program, 2008-2010

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