Lab Personnel

Director

Christian F. Hempelmann, Ph.D., is Director of the OSTL and Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics in the Department of Literature & Languages.


Faculty

Abdullah Arslan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Salvatore Attardo, Ph.D., is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Literature & Languages.

Lucy Pickering, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Literature & Languages and Director of the Applied Linguistics Laboratory housed in the department.

Robin Anne Reid, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Literature & Languages.

Nikolay Metodiev Sirakov, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.


Students

Divya Solomon, M.Sc., was Graduate Research Assistant and M.A. student in the Computational Science Program. She worked on the Weapons Identification Program.

Sarvenaz Balali M.A. is Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. student in the Linguistics Program of the Department of Literature and Languages. She is working on the project researching the Lexical Field of LAUGH in Kesey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.


Senior Associate Faculty

Victor Raskin, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, Founder and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics, Professor of Computer Science (Courtesy Appointment), Founder and Coordinator of Natural Language Processing Laboratory, Charter Director of Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University.

Associate Faculty

Julia M. Taylor, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University.

Unal "Zak" Sakoglu, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Houston, Clear Lake.

Varadraj P. Gurupur, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Health Management and Informatics Department at University of Central Florida.

Tristan Miller, Ph.D., is Research Scientist at the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab of Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany.


Consultants

Courtney Falk, Ph.D, is the Senior Research Scientist for the Optiv Global Threat Intelligence Center. Courtney works on applications of ontologies to information security problems.

Gavin Matthews, M.A., is VP of Research at NTENT.

Max Petrenko, Ph.D., is Senior Ontologist at NTENT and has been publishing in ontology engineering, computational lexicology/semantics, and humor research. Max has a doctorate in Linguistics from Purdue University and a Ph.D. (“kandidat nauk”) in Philology from Anton Chekhov Institute in Taganrog (Russia).