Dianna Radpour

M.S. student in Computational Linguistics | University at Buffalo

Department of Computer Science & Engineering | Department of Linguistics


About Dianna

I am currently a first-year M.S. student in Computational Linguistics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with my Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and a minor in French. I spent a term of my undergraduate career studying in France at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, where I grew fascinated in the French argot language of Verlan that I will continue trying to master forever.

My research interests lie in the applications of word embedding, particularly in exploring how vector representations can be utilized to handle issues of polysemy, as well as the multitude of implications that text analytics can have in the realm of health informatics.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking (pictured to the left was my latest escapade to Mount Tochal in the Alborz range), doodling (i.e. manic scribbling of my favorite comic characters as pictured), and figure skating. I also enjoy collecting and filling my walls with my sister's photography, and occasionally contributing to the figurines featured in her Speedy Pop line. Check out her super spunky photos at


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