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Rohini Srihari

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Natural language processing, artificial intelligence, social bots, virtual assistants (Alexa, Siri), chatbots, social media mining, multilingual text mining, search

Portrait of Rohini Srihari, University at Buffalo artificial intelligence and natural language processing expert.

Rohini Srihari can speak to the media about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for analyzing language in spoken conversation and text. This includes intelligent virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, social bots, technologies for document analysis, and issues tied to data mining, the Internet and social media.

Srihari’s research and teaching covers a range of topics relating to information retrieval and natural language processing, including conversational AI and AI for social good.

Her interests include developing social bots capable of engaging in empathetic, interesting and purposeful conversations. She supervised Team Proto, an interdisciplinary group of students who competed and won the bronze prize in the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 4.

Srihari has also partnered on projects that investigate disinformation, with the goal of improving digital literacy.

Additionally, she has worked extensively with the U.S. government in developing innovative multilingual text mining solutions. She also founded and directed technology startups focusing on “big data” analytics solutions for various markets.


Rohini Srihari, PhD
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences
Executive Committee Member of the Center for Information Integrity, Univeristy at Buffalo