Charlie Welch

cfwelch at umich dot edu
Office: 04C21 FB 12, Mathematik und Informatik
Hans-Meerwein-Straβe 6
35043 Marburg
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I am currently a member of the CAISA lab at the University of Marburg with Prof. Lucie Flek.

I received my PhD at the University of Michigan advised by Prof. Rada Mihalcea where I worked with the LIT lab.

I have been working on predicting conversational behavior (mainly what people will say) in longitudinal dialog using insights from conversation. 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 also worked on parsing, and sentiment analysis. Recently, I've been looking for ways to apply natural language processing to help reduce anxiety surrounding COVID-19, mitigate bias in language models, and how to customize language models for mental health and misinformation applications.

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 as a professor where I can continue my teaching and research interests.