Charlie Welch

cfwelch at umich dot edu
Office: 3921 BBB
2260 Hayward Street
48109, Ann Arbor, MI
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Soon to be joining the CAISA lab at the University of Marburg with Prof. Lucie Flek.

I'm currently a PhD candidate and graduate research assistant at the University of Michigan. I'm working with Prof. Rada Mihalcea and the LIT lab. I am planning on defending my thesis this fall (2020) and currently seeking a postdoctoral research position.

Recently, I have been working on predicting conversational behavior (mainly what people will say) in longitudinal dialog using insights from psycholinguistic, stylometric, and pragmatic analysis of conversations. I am more broadly interested in dialog systems and personalization. I have been looking into ways to create personalized language models when different volumes of data and different types of metadata are available. In the past, I have worked on language modeling, parsing, and sentiment analysis. Recently, I've been looking for ways to apply natural language processing to help reduce anxiety surrounding COVID-19 and to educational games.

I've always loved teaching. I was a graduate student instructor for discrete mathematics (EECS 203 at Michigan) and a lecturer for information retrieval (EECS 486 at Michigan). I have been tutoring students age 14-35 in mathematics and computer science since 2008 and have been fortunate to collaborate with a number of masters and PhD students at the University of Michigan. My goal is to find a position where I can continue my teaching and research interests.