Rebecca Hwa

  • Professor (on leave at NSF)
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

Dr. Hwa joined the Department of Computer Science in fall 2003. She received her BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA in 1993, and her PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University in 2001.

Her research is in the areas of artificial intelligence and natural language processing. Her recent work investigates applying statistical and machine learning methods to natural language applications such as parsing and machine translation.


  • PhD, Harvard University, 2001

Research Areas

Specific Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computational linguistics/statistical natural language processing
  • Machine learning
  • Human computer interaction