Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
Julia Hirschberg is Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. She previously worked at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Labs on text-to-speech synthesis (TTs) and created their first HCI Research Department. She is a fellow of AAAI, ISCA, ACL, ACM, and IEEE, and a member of the NAE, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and has received the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award, the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement and the ISCA Special Service Medal. She studies speech and NLP, currently TTS; deceptive, trusted, emotional, and charismatic speech; false information and intent on social media; multimodal humor; and radicalization. She has worked for diversity for many years at AT&T and Columbia.