Me in April 2008 at Pine Creek Minature Golf in NJ
Me and my husband at our wedding
My son, Avraham, at 4 months
My name is Sara Rosenthal (My maiden name is Sara Stolbach). I am a fourth year PhD student in the NLP Group. My Advisor is Kathy McKeown.
I completed my Masters in Computer Science at Columbia University on the Machine Learning Track in Spring 2008. I recieved my BS in Computer Science with a minor in Math at Ramapo College of New Jersey. I interned at Google on the Sentiment Analysis Team in New York City in Summer 2007. Prior to pursuing my Master's degree I worked at RustyBrick as a Web Programmer.
I got married on August 2, 2009 to David Rosenthal (picture of us from our wedding on the left). I recently had a beautiful baby boy, on June 2, 2010, named Avraham Yaakov (picture on the left).
My main interests lie in applying Natural Language Processing to study Sociolinguistics in Social Media. My current research in this area is funded under the IARPA SCIL project where I work on automatically detecting influence in online conversations. This work involves identifying opinion, claims, persuasion, and agreement. Visit my publications page to see several related publications.
I previously worked on GALE, a Question/Answering System involving Machine Translation where I maintain the Pipeline and various services. During my undergraduate degree I did research in using Rule Based Expert Systems for an Intelligent Tutor System at Ramapo College with Dr. Amruth Kumar