NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING LAB

PEOPLE

PEOPLE

This section contains information about the people that make up the Natural Language Processing Lab at VCU. Keep scrolling to read more about each member.


FACULTY
  • Dr. Bridget McInnes (Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering)
  • My research has primarily been in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP) with a particular interest in semantics, the process of analyzing the meaning of text. Specific areas of interest include:
    • Word sense disambiguation
    • Biomedical text processing
    • Semantic similarity and relatedness
    • Nanoinformatics
    • Literature-based discovery

Current Students
  • Graduate Research Assistants:
  • Undergraduate Research Assistants:
    • Megan Charity (Summer 2016 - )
    • Clint Cuffy (Spring 2016 - )
    • Andriy Mulyar (Summer 2018 - )
    • Rachel Dorn (Summer 2018 - )
  • DERI Students:
    • Pulkit Rampa (2018-2019) (co-advised with Darshini (Samantha) Mahendran)
      • Project: Relation Extraction
  • Vertically Integrated Project students: (co-advised with Dr. Nastassja Lewinski)
    • Abigail Byram [CS]
    • Jennifer Fore [CLSE]
    • Andriy Mulyar [CS]
    • Rachel Dorn [CS]
    • Neeha Gambhirrao [BME]
    • Cristian Romero-Fuentes [CLSE]

Former DERI Students
  • Samhita Pendyal (2017-2018) (co-advised with Sam Henry)
    • Project: Visualizing Biomedical Terms for Literature-based Discovery
  • Alex McQuilkin (2016-2017) (co-advised with Sam Henry)
    • Project: Develping Association Measures for Biomedical Text Mining
    • 3rd place in 2017 Virginia Junior Academy of Science Annual Research Symposium for Math, Statistics and Computer Science Category
  • Henry Roberts (2016-2017) (co-advised with Dr. Nastassja Lewinski)
    • Project: Developing a Nanoparticle Characteristic Entity Extractor
  • Gabby Jones (2015-2016) (co-advised with Dr. Nastassja Lewinski)

Former Capstone Students
  • 2017-2018: Cohort Assessment & Retrieval Environment (CARE)
    • Students:
      • Robert Grizzard
      • David Langston
      • Alfred Anderson
    • Faculty Advisors:
      • Dr. Bridget T. McInnes (Computer Science)
      • Dr. Antonio Abbate (VCU Pauley Heart Center)
  • 2016-2007: Cohort Assessment & Retrieval Environment (CARE)
    • Faculty Advisors:
      • Dr. Bridget T. McInnes (Computer Science)
      • Dr. Antonio Abbate (VCU Pauley Heart Center)
  • 2015-2016: Data Mining Nanotechnology
    • Students:
      • Clint Cuffy
      • Tej Mehta
      • Hengbin Li
    • Faculty Advisors:
      • Dr. Bridget T. McInnes (Computer Science)
      • Dr. Nastassja A. Lewinski (Chemical and Life Science Engineering)
      • Dr. Alberto Canto (Computer Science)
  • 2014-2015: Visualization of NLP Extractions
    • Students:
      • Deepak Warraich
      • Kevin Barbour
      • David Vieth
    • Advisors:
      • Industry: Josh Powers, CTO, Securboration
      • Faculty: Dr. Bridget T. McInnes

Former Research Assistants
  • Undergraduate Research Assistants
    • Jeffrey Smith (Spring 2017 - Spring 2018)
    • Jasmine Norman [DURI] (Spring 2017 - Fall 2017) co-advised with Dr. Nastassja Lewinski
    • Brandon Watts (Spring 2018)
    • Ali Senhaji (Spring 2017)
    • Gerard Briones (Spring 2016)
    • Ellen Korcovelos (Summer 2015 - Spring 2016)
    • Ryan Murphy (Summer 2015 - Spring 2016)
    • Keith Herbert (Spring 2015 - Spring 2016)
  • Former Nanoinformatics VIP Team
    • Robert Grizzard [CS] (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)
    • Aidan Kierans [CS] (Fall 2017)
    • Benjamin Leach [CS] (Fall 2017)
    • Sinclair Missal [CLSE] (Fall 2017)
    • Vanessa Vaughan [CLSE] (Fall 2017)
    • Tony Wang [CS] (Fall 2016 - Spring 2018)
    • Brandon Watts [CS] (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)
    • Edwin Lobo [CS] (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
    • Joshua Ramer [CS] (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)
    • Rashed Rashed [CLSE] (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)

Former High School Students
  • Summer 2017
    • Nick Jordan (Deep Run Highschool)
      • Project: Unsupervised Document Classification with Topic Modeling
      • Abstract: Comming Soon
      • Presentation: Comming Soon
    • LaDawna McEnhimer (Deep Run Highschool)
      • Project: Who said what? Speech-to-text conversion of physician-patient interactions
      • Abstract: Comming Soon
      • Presentation: Comming Soon
    • Jack McDowell (Deep Run Highschool)
      • Project: Learning Relatedness using Support Vector REgression
      • Abstract: Comming Soon
      • Presentation: Comming Soon
  • Summer 2016
  • Summer 2015
  • Deep Run Senior Capstone Projects
    • Megan Charity (2015-2016)
      • Project: Developing a Conversational Chatbot (GRAM)