Director of Natural Language Processing
Patricia Chiril joined DSI as a postdoctoral scholar in winter 2022, and has previously completed her doctoral degree at the University of Toulouse, France.
She is committed to developing robust hate speech detection systems capable of adapting their predictions in the presence of novel or different topics and targets, as well as endowing these systems with affective intelligence.
Her recent research focuses on analyzing how different characters are represented in children’s books to better understand how the messages children encounter can impact their behavior, motivational dispositions and attitudes.
From a very young age, she was enthralled by the imaginary worlds and characters of fantasy and science fiction stories which gave her the power of possibility. The possibility to immerse herself in a different time and place and the desire to live, breathe, and discover whole new worlds. In her adventures, Patricia quickly learned that one does not need to be the chosen one in order to change the course of history.