Julia Hirschberg, Ph.D.

Home / People

Columbia University

Dr. Julia Hirschberg is Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. She was department chair from 2012-2018. She previously worked at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Labs where she created the HCI Research Department. She has been editor of Computational Linguistics and Speech Communication, is a fellow
of AAAI, ISCA, ACL, ACM, and IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award and the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement. She currently serves on the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee, is co-chair of the CRA-W Board, and has worked for diversity for many years at AT&T and Columbia. She works on spoken language processing and NLP, studying text-to-speech synthesis, spoken dialogue systems, entrainment in conversation, detection of deceptive and emotional speech, hedging behavior, and linguistic code-switching (language mixing).

The appearance of an author or a presenter on this DTIC website should not necessarily be construed as association of this individual with the United States Department of Defense (DoD), and the views, information, or opinions expressed herein are those of the author or presenter and do not necessarily constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense (DoD).