Lisa Bauer

PhD student
Computer Science Department, UNC Chapel Hill
Email: lbauer6 [at] cs [dot] unc [dot] edu
Office: SN137, Sitterson Hall

About Me

I am a first-year PhD student in the Computer Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working with Prof. Mohit Bansal. I am interested in natural language processing, particularly dialogue.

CV

Here is my CV.

Education

UNC Chapel Hill, 2017 - Present
PhD Computer Science, Advisor: Prof. Mohit Bansal

The Johns Hopkins University, 2012-2016
B.A. Computer Science, Cognitive Science
Graduated with Honors

Work Experience

Center for Language and Speech Processing, JHU (Spring 2017)
Research Assistant, Advisor: Prof. Benjamin Van Durme
Created sentence extraction pipeline and implementation for corpus-annotation and contibuted improvements to predicate extraction tool (PredPatt) by analyzing its application to foreign language.

NSF REU (Engineers for Exploration), UCSD (Summer 2016)
Student Researcher, Advisor: Prof. Ryan Kastner
Designed, implemented, and applied a supervised classification algorithm using Hidden Markov Models to classify Humpback whale vocalizations. Here is a blog post about the project.

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD (Summer 2015)
Technical Intern in Air & Missile Defense Sector
Developed wrapper GPS model compliant with Missile Defense Agency's supported research simulation software and developed PCI communication between components of Kill Vehicle Modular Open Architecture.

CogNeuro Research Laboratory, JHU  (Spring 2015 - Fall 2016)
Research Assistant, Advisor: Prof. Brenda Rapp
Developed adaptive learning algorithm for improving efficiency of an asphasia treatment study for people with spelling impairments.

Publications/Presentations

Automatic Classification of Humpback Whale Social Calls
Irina Tolkova* and Lisa Bauer*, Antonella Wilby, Ryan Kastner, Kerri D. Seger, Aaron M. Thode
*Equal Contribution
Acoustical Society of America Conference, Boston, MA. June 24-29, 2017
http://asa.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1121/1.4987715, [pdf]

[Also presented this work to researchers at San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research, Qualcomm Research, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and GoPro.]

Outreach/Leadership

United Workers Association, Inc
Campaign Worker
I canvassed, petitioned, and phone banked to support the Healthy Working Families Act for earned paid sick leave in the state of Maryland.

JHU Jail Tutorial
Tutor
I tutored incarcerated women at the Maryland Penitentiary in GED subjects including math and English.