Dr. Svetlana Kiritchenko is a senior research scientist at the National Research Council Canada. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa (Canada) and her M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Moscow State University (Russia). She primarily works in the areas of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing (NLP). Her research interests include ethics and fairness in NLP, sentiment and emotion analysis, text classification, social media analysis, and medical informatics. She has also done work in hierarchical text classification and semi-supervised learning. As part of the NRC-Canada team, she has developed several text classification systems (for sentiment analysis and health-related social media mining) that ranked first in international shared task competitions. She has co-organized the 2019 Canada-United Kingdom Symposium on Ethics in AI, several graduate student symposia at Canadian conferences on AI, and several shared tasks at the international workshops on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval). She has served as reviewer for major NLP and AI conference and journals and as area chair for the Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM-2018) and Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-2021).

Email: svetlana <dot> kiritchenko <at> nrc-cnrc <dot> gc <dot> ca


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