February 23, 2024: I have received the AAAI/ACM SIGAI New and Future AI Educator Award and am giving a talk at EAAI (co-located with AAAI, in Vancouver, Canada).

February 7, 2024: I successfully defended my dissertation and am officially Dr. Shira Wein!

January 18, 2024: I have two papers accepted to EACL– one at the main conference and one in Findings!

November 1, 2023: I have an article accepted in Computational Linguistics on the cross-lingual utility of Abstract Meaning Representation.

October 27, 2023: I co-authored a workshop paper accepted at ICBINB, co-located with NeurIPS.

October 20, 2023: I am giving a research talk on some of my work related to translation effects at the Army Research Lab! I have also recently given this talk for NCWIT and will be giving it at a number of colleges.

October 7, 2023: I have a main conference paper accepted to EMNLP!

August 8, 2023: I am participating in the CRA LEVEL UP working group in Washington, DC, discussing inclusive computing education.

July 10, 2023: I presented my paper about statistically-powered comparisons of machine learning models at the ACL Findings spotlight.

Presenting at the ACL Findings Spotlight.

June 20, 2023: I have started my second research internship at Google, this year working with the Translation Research team.

May 2, 2023: Papers accepted to the DMR (Designing Meaning Representations) Workshop and ACL Findings!

April 26, 2023: I have two papers accepted to IWCS (International Conference on Computational Semantics) 2023!

April 24, 2023: I am very honored to be awarded the Georgetown Graduate Student Teaching Award!

April 22, 2023: At MASC-SLL (Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning), this year hosted by George Mason University, I presented a poster about my work on leveraging Abstract Meaning Representation for translationese reduction.

Standing by my MASC-SLL poster.

March 9, 2023: I am volunteering at (and attending) GURT/SyntaxFest in DC!

Photo of some of the attendees of the GURT (Georgetown University Round Table)/SyntaxFest conference 2023.

February 6, 2023: I am attending AAAI in DC!

November 23, 2022: My work on Spanish Abstract Meaning Representation (AMR) has been accepted to the The Northern European Journal of Language Technology (NEJLT) and is now released on the site.

November 8, 2022: I have successfully defended my thesis proposal and am now a PhD Candidate!

October 24, 2022: I have two papers accepted to EMNLP workshops: one to DaSH (Data Science with Human in the Loop) about crowdsourcing annotations, and one to GEM (Generation, Evaluation & Metrics) which I co-authored, focused on the differences between BERT-based metrics and AMR-based metrics.

October 14, 2022: I am presenting my paper called “Accounting for Language Effect in the Evaluation of Cross-lingual AMR Parsers” (virtually) at COLING.

Presenting my poster online at COLING.

August 16, 2022: I have a paper accepted at COLING on the cross-lingual evaluation of AMR parsers.

June 24, 2022: I am attending LREC in Marseille, France and presenting a poster at LAW.

Standing by my poster on the effect of source language on AMR structure at LAW.

May 9, 2022: Our paper investigating the effect of source language on AMR structure is accepted at the Linguistic Annotation Workshop (co-located with LREC in 2022).

May 2, 2022: I am starting a research internship at Google for the summer.

April 30, 2022: I am presenting my poster “Differences in Cross-lingual Abstract Meaning Representation Pairs” at the Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning (MASC-SLL).

Discussing my poster at MASC-SLL, this year located at Temple University.

April 6, 2022: At a graduate class on research practices at Rider University, I give a guest lecture on statistical measures of correlation and natural language processing research.

March 4, 2022: I am attending the SIGCSE conference for this first time (virtually)! I presented on a panel called “Belonging in Computing: The Contribution of Gender-based Community Building” and attended a full-day professional development workshop for new and aspiring computer science professors.

December 8, 2021: I gave a talk to the high schoolers of Germantown Academy about ambiguity in language and an introduction to natural language processing research.

Image of the post from the Germantown Academy Facebook page advertising my talk to students.

November 11, 2021: I am presenting my work at LAW-DMR (co-located with EMNLP)! Our (my & Nathan Schneider‘s) paper discusses differences between Abstract Meaning Representations in Spanish and English.

Virtually presenting my poster for a Q&A session in the EMNLP Gathertown.

September 9, 2021: I have a paper accepted at LAW-DMR 2021!

September 3, 2021: Through the RULE (Research-based Undergraduate Experience) course for Georgetown Linguistics undergraduates, I have been paired with three undergraduates who I will be advising on a research project for the semester.

Image of the description of my RULE project from the Georgetown University Linguistics department website.

September 1, 2021: I have received an NCWIT/Bloomberg Conference Grant to attend the 2021 Grace Hopper Conference!

August 19, 2021: Nearing the completion of my research internship at the University of Southern California (USC) Information Sciences Institute (ISI), I am giving a presentation at the ISI Natural Language Seminar. The title of my presentation is “Leveraging Abstract Meaning Representations to Amplify the Semantic Information Captured in Transformer Models.”

August 18, 2021: I become a member of the 2021-2022 Class of ACL Mentees, the inaugural class!

May 28, 2021: I am excited to have been named a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar, which will support my research for 2021-2022 and summer 2022!

April 23, 2021: I am attending the CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women.

March 6, 2021: I am attending AeroConf, the 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference, and presenting my work “A Fully Automated Approach to Requirement Extraction from Design Documents.”

February 18, 2021: I give a research presentation “Computational Sentiment Analysis as a Tool for Metacognition in Literary Analysis” at the 13th Annual GRAPHSY Symposium.

December 9, 2020: Today I gave a talk at Germantown Academy high school for Computer Science Education Week about getting a PhD in computer science and interdisciplinary approaches to computer science.

December 8, 2020: I am attending COLING 2020 virtually, where three papers I co-authored are being presented (one at the main conference and two at LAW, the Linguistic Annotation Workshop).

November 18, 2020: A paper I wrote with Paul Briggs while working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory called “A Fully Automated Approach to Requirement Extraction from Design Documents” has been accepted to appear at IEEE Aerospace 2021!

October 7, 2020: I co-authored two papers accepted to LAW 2020!

October 6, 2020: Bradford Salen and I co-found the Georgetown Second Language Acquisition Reading Group, with an emphasis on computational approaches.

September 30, 2020: A paper I worked on with Emma Manning and Nathan Schneider about human evaluation of AMR-to-English natural language generation is accepted to COLING 2020!

September 29, 2020: I am attending the Grace Hopper Celebration for the third time, this year virtually.

September 4, 2020: I have been awarded the NCWIT/Bloomberg Grace Hopper Conference Grant to attend the 2020 Grace Hopper Conference!

July 5, 2020: I am at ACL, presenting (via pre-recorded presentation) a paper at the WiNLP workshop. Additionally, I held a virtual Q&A on the paper.

Still from my WiNLP presentation.

May 30, 2020: I have a paper accepted to Widening NLP (WiNLP, co-located with ACL) on coinage production in a Spanish learners corpus!

May 15, 2020: I am excited to be joining the Executive Board of guWeCode(Georgetown University Women Coders) for the 2020-2021 academic year!

Image of attendees at the Graduate School Panel, which I organized through GuWeCode.

October 4, 2019: I am attending the Grace Hopper Celebration, for the second time, in Orlando, FL as a GHC Student Scholar!

September 7, 2019: I have been awarded an Upsilon Pi Epsilon Academic Achievement Award by the UPE Executive Council, on the basis of my academic record, extra-curricular activities and the recommendation of my UPE Advisor.

June 28, 2019: Article published on the Germantown Academy website about my work with Women in Computing.

As president of the student group Women in Computing (WinC), Wein was extremely instrumental in creating an important resource on campus for her and her classmates. 

– “Shira Wein ’15 Makes Her Mark at Lafayette College”, Germantown Academy

May 25, 2019: Today I graduate magna cum laude from Lafayette College with a B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Spanish!

May 13, 2019: At the Lafayette College Honors Convocation, I have been awarded the Frank Kline Baker Spanish and Latin American Civilization Award, awarded to the student who attains the greatest proficiency in the study of Spanish and Latin American Civilization, and the Benjamin F. Barge Oratorical Prize – Honors Thesis Defense, awarded to the graduating senior who has demonstrated exemplary oratorical skills in the presentation and discussion of their senior honors thesis.

May 12, 2019: Series of articles published on the Lafayette College website about my work planning Women in STEM Week.

Wein has taken a leadership role on campus, working to increase awareness and provide support for those who are underrepresented in STEM fields.

– “Celebrating Women in STEM”, Lafayette College
Audience at a Women in STEM event.

“Shira was the driving force in putting together Women in STEM week,” Ordille says. “Her leadership has been an incredible asset to the computer science department and to women in STEM-related fields on campus. Her efforts expanded Women in Computing to include an outward focus that is having impact across campus and amongst alumni.”

– Dr. Joann Ordille, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Lafayette College and faculty mentor for Women in Computing, “Celebrating Women in STEM”, Lafayette College

May 10, 2019: I have received the 1974 Award at the Aaron O. Hoff Awards, which recognizes the student who most exemplifies the groundbreaking spirit of the first class of women to graduate from Lafayette College by working toward equality for women on campus.

Additionally, Women in Computing, an organization for which I serve as President, is awarded the Big 8 Program of the Year. This award recognizes the student organization who planned and implemented a program or initiative that most impacted the campus community in its emphasis on cross-cultural dialogue, intellectual exploration of a sociocultural issue, and/or social integration across identities. This award is presented for Hidden Figures Week.

April 5, 2019: Article published in The Lafayette student newspaper on Women in STEM Week, a week-long series of events dedicated to empowering women in STEM fields and educating the Lafayette community.

“This week, Lafayette College hosted its first ever Women in STEM week with the intention of highlighting the diverse experiences of women in the field. The week included a variety of activities each day, including guest speakers, panels  and interactive activities. The series of events was a student-led initiative, organized by Wein.

– “Women in STEM Week celebrates diversity of experiences”, The Lafayette