I carry out research on Artificial Intelligence (AI), applying Machine Learning (ML) to problems in Natural Language Processing (NLP). Specific topics:
- Information Extraction; Machine Reading; QA (2009- )
- Translation; Low Resource Languages (2016- )
- Natural Language Interfaces; Conversational Agents (2019 – )
Ndapa Nakashole is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego where she is a member of the Artificial Intelligence group, and the Jacobs School of Engineering. Before that, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Machine Learning department at Carnegie Mellon University, where she worked with Tom Mitchell. She obtained her PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and Saarland University, where her advisor was Gerhard Weikum. Her dissertation was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society. Her proposed work for 2022-2027 has been awarded an NSF CAREER award.
She is the founder of Okalai, an educational and outreach project that introduces Artificial Intelligence to young people in Namibia, and other African countries.
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