ACL-HLT 2011 WASSA 2011 DLSi
2nd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis (WASSA)
To be held in conjuntion with the ACL-HLT 2011 Joint Conference
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Dr. Jonathan Gratch ( is an Associate Director for Virtual Humans Research at the University of Southern California's (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and co-director of USC's Computational Emotion Group. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois in Urban-Champaign in 1995. Dr. Gratch's research focuses on computational models of human social processes, especially emotion, and explores these models' role in shaping human-computer interactions in virtual environments. He studies the relationship between cognition and emotion, the cognitive processes underlying emotional responses, and the influence of emotion on decision making and physical behavior. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, AFOSR, DARPA and RDECOM. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE's Transactions on Affective Computing, Associate Editor of Emotion Review and the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, President of the HUMAINE Association, the international society for research on emotion and human-computer interaction, and is a member of IEEE, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE). Dr. Gratch is the author of over 150 technical articles.
Prof. Claire Cardie is a Professor in the Computer Science department at Cornell University, where she is also the Charles and Barbara Weiss Chair of the Information Science department. She obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University and an M.S. and PhD in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research in the area of Natural Language Processing has focused on the application and development of machine learning methods for information extraction, coreference resolution, the analysis of opinions and subjective text, and, most recently, deception detection. Cardie is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and has served elected terms as an executive committee member of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), an executive council member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and twice as secretary of the North American chapter of the ACL (NAACL). Cardie is also co-founder and chief scientist of, a start-up focused on extracting and aggregating opinions from on-line text and social media.
  • Eneko Agirre - University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • Nicoletta Calzolari - CNR Pisa, Italy
  • Erik Cambria - University of Stirling, U.K.
  • José Carlos Cortizo - European University Madrid, Spain
  • Jesús M. Hermida - University of Alicante, Spain
  • Veronique Hoste - University of Ghent, Belgium
  • Mijail Kabadjov - EC-Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Zornitsa Kozareva - Information Sciences Institute, U.S.A.
  • Rada Mihalcea - University of North Texas, U.S.A.
  • Rafael Muñoz - University of Alicante, Spain
  • Günter Neumann - DFKI, Germany
  • Constantin Orasan - University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
  • Manuel Palomar - University of Alicante, Spain
  • Viktor Pekar - University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
  • Paolo Rosso - Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Josef Steinberger - EC-Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Ralf Steinberger - EC-Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Veselyn Stoyanov - Cornell University, U.S.A.
  • Carlo Strapparava - FBK, Italy
  • Maite Taboada - Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Hristo Tanev - EC- Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Mike Thelwall - University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
  • José Antonio Troyano - University of Seville, Spain
  • Dan Tufis - RACAI, Romania
  • Alfonso Ureña - Universidad de Jaén, Spain
  • Taras Zagibalov - Brandwatch, U.K.

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