Svitlana Volkova

Svitlana Volkova is a senior research scientist at the Data Sciences and Analytics Group, National Security Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She received her PhD in Computer Science in 2015 from Johns Hopkins University where she was affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing and the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. Her research focuses on advancing machine learning and natural language processing techniques to develop novel social media predictive analytics. Svitlana’s recent work includes forecasting social media dynamics – opinions and emotions, infectious disease outbreaks, real-word events, entity and event-driven connotations, deception detection and information biases in news and social media.