Rebecca Hwa

Associate Professor

Email:
Office: 5103 Sennott Square
Mailbox: 293
Telephone:412-624-7953
Website: http://www.cs.pitt.edu/~hwa

Dr. Hwa joined the Department of Computer Science in fall 2003. She received her BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA in 1993, and her PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University in 2001.

Her research is in the areas of artificial intelligence and natural language processing. Her recent work investigates applying statistical and machine learning methods to natural language applications such as parsing and machine translation.

Five Most Recent Publications

H. Hashemi and R. Hwa, "A Comparison of MT Errors and ESL Errors," 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2014), Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014.

H. Xue and R. Hwa, "Redundancy Detection in ESL Writings," 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014), pp. 683-691, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2014.

G. Trivedi, P. Pham, W. Chapman, R. Hwa, J. Wiebe and H. Hochheiser, "An Interactive Tool for Natural Language Processing on Clinical Text ," International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2015), pp. 1-12, Atlanta, Georgia, 2015.

J. Albrecht and R. Hwa, "Regression for Machine Translation Evaluation at the Sentence Level," Machine Translations, 2015.

H. Hashemi and R. Hwa, "A Comparison of MT Errors and ESL Errors," Proceedings of the 9th Edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC2014), pp. 2696-2700, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014.

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computational linguistics/statistical natural language processing
  • Machine learning
  • Human computer interaction