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Barbara Di Eugenio

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Computer Science


Building & Room:

1138 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 152, Chicago, IL, 60607

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I am a Professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago

I come from Torino (Turin), in northwestern Italy, home of the Mole Antonelliana, the Shroud of Turin, and the Winter Olympics 2006.

The correct spelling of my last name is "Di Eugenio", as two separate words


My main area of research is Natural Language Processing (NLP), and its application to human-computer interaction, educational technology, health care, human-robot interaction, and multimedia systems. My goal is to use NLP to support both education and instruction, and collaboration between human or artificial agents. The theoretical aspects of my research concern the linguistic analysis, and the knowledge representation and reasoning that support the understanding and generation of NL discourse and dialogue. All my research has its empirical foundations in both qualitative and quantitative corpus analysis, including data mining techniques.


I enjoy a bit of everything, including exploring Chicago, movies, music (opera, classical, jazz), hiking, travelling, and spending time with my husband and two kids (18 and 15 years old).


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Notable Honors

2018, University Scholar 2018-2021, UIC

2013, Innovator of the Year Award, AWIS (Association for Women in Science) Chicago Chapter

2011, Invited Speaker, Constraints in Discourse

2002, CAREER award, NSF


Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania (1993)