Diane Litman

  • Professor and Senior Scientist, LRDC
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

Diane Litman received her A.B. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1980, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 1982 and 1986, respectively.

Diane was previously a Principal Technical Staff Member in the Artificial Intelligence Principles Research Department, AT&T Labs – Research (formerly Bell Laboratories); from 1990-1992 Diane was also an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University.

Diane’s research is in the area of artificial intelligence, and includes contributions in the areas of computational linguistics, knowledge representation and reasoning, natural language learning, plan recognition, spoken language, and user modeling.


  • PhD, University of Rochester, 1986

Research Areas

Specific Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computational linguistics
  • Spoken language processing
  • Artificial intelligence in education