Nazli Goharian
Nazli Goharian

Nazli Goharian is Clinical Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and Associate Director of Information Retrieval Lab . Prior to joining Georgetown, she was Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science and a member of the Information Retrieval Laboratory at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). She joined academia from industry, where she was the Project Manager for Data Warehouse Conferencing at MCI Worldcom.

Her research, publications, and doctoral student mentorship span the domains of information retrieval, text mining, and natural language processing. Specificly, her interest lies on humane-computing applications, as such, she has been focussing on text processing in medical/health domain. She has graduated four doctoral students with strong publication recoreds and placement in workplace. Her doctoral student's dissertation was selected as the Exceptional Dissertation in Science dicipline at Georgetown University in 2018. Nazli has also supervised MS Thesis and more than a dozen MS projects. She has supervised undergraduate students under NSF REU. She has over 60 refereed conference and journal publications.

Nazli was awarded multiple times for her contributions to undergraduate and graduate curriculum development and excellence in teaching. In 2005, she was awarded the College of Science and Letters Dean's Excellence Award in Teaching and in 2002, 2003, and 2007, the Computer Science Department Teacher of the Year Award. In 2009, she was awarded the IIT Julia Beveridge Award for faculty (female faculty of the year). Since the start of the CS doctoral program at Georgetown (2011) she has been running (founded & running) the Semi-Annual Graduate Research Presentation Days where the graduate students present their published/accepted research work.

Her paper with his current & ex student won The Best Long Paper Award at EMNLP 2017. Andrew Yates*, Arman Cohani*, Nazli Goharian, Depression and Self-Harm Risk Assessment in Online Forums, Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2017) *Equal contribution

Nazli has graduated the following doctoral students: (Saket Mengle, 2009; Senior Principal Data Scientist at DataXu ), (Andrew Yates, 2016; Postdoc at Max Plank Institute for Informatics), (Arman Cohan, 2018; Research Scientist at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligance), (Luca Soldaini, 2018; Applied Scientist at Amazon Echo)

Those who are interested in the related research can contact her . For more information see: Information Retrieval Lab