Hi, I’m Somin!
My research interests lie broadly in understanding and communicating vast amounts of complex data encoded in text. Towards that end, I combine methods from natural language processing and information extraction to enable effective data analysis and communication. I am especially interested in data present in the vast biomedical literature and in the digital civics domain.
My favorite pastimes are eating & debating. I also like to read & travel quite a bit (whenever I get the chance). I am also a (mediocre) runner!
Improving relevance of search responses by converting queries to questions. Group project for my NLP class (COMPSCI 585) at UMass.
A web server for probing the bitter-sweet gradient and linked bitter receptors of small molecules.
Best Paper Award . ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 2020. Semi-Automating Knowledge Base Construction for Cancer Genetics . Automated Knowledge Base Construction (AKBC), 2020.
- Work on building a community sourcing system for town hall meetings with Narges Mahyar got accepted to ACM CSCW 2020.
- Joint work with Byron Wallace in biomedical NLP accepted to AKBC 2020.
I’ll be interning
in sunny Californiaremotely at Amazon during Summer 2020!
- Joined the HCI VIS Lab working at the conjunction of digital civics & NLP!
- I’ll start my masters in CS at UMass Amherst in Fall 2019!