Annie Louis: Research Interests and Bio

Research interests

My research interests are in natural language processing, and machine learning. My work focuses both on understanding how people use language, as well as the application of technology to solve problems in information retrieval, social media analysis, and software engineering. In particular, I am interested in modeling how documents and conversations are structured, what impressions are made by texts on readers and listeners, and conversely, what we can learn about people from what they have said or written.


Annie is a Research Associate at the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, she was a Newton International Fellow at the University of Edinburgh funded by the Royal Society and the British Academy, and also spent one year teaching at the University of Essex. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, and is the recipient of a Best Student Paper Award (SIGdial 2010) and a Best Paper Award (EMNLP-CoNLL 2012). She currently (2017-2018) serves on the scientific advisory committee of SIGdial (Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialog).