Suzanne Stevenson


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Dept. of Computer Science

University of Toronto



Brief Biography


Suzanne Stevenson received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Linguistics from William and Mary, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She was a visiting researcher and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, 1991-94. From 1995-2000, she was on the faculty at Rutgers University, holding joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science and in the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS). She returned to the University of Toronto in July, 2000, where she is now Professor of Computer Science.

Professor Stevenson's primary areas of research are computational linguistics and cognitive science, specifically focusing on the automatic acquisition of semantic and syntactic knowledge from large text corpora, and on computational modeling of child language acquisition and adult processing. In July 2000, she received an NSERC University Faculty Award for her research on these topics. In 1997, she received the NSF CAREER award for her work in computational modeling of ambiguity resolution in human language understanding.