Archna Bhatia is a Research Scientist in Natural Language Processing at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Previously Dr. Bhatia was a postdoctoral researcher at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She has also held positions at the University of Colorado as a Postdoc and as a Research Assistant, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Research Assistant as well as a Teaching Assistant during her graduate program, and at York University as a Teaching Assistant.
Dr. Bhatia is interested in understanding and computational modeling of natural languages. Her work involves formal analyses of natural linguistic phenomena such as agreement and definiteness, and building statistical models of these phenomena. The formal analyses as well as computational models can provide feedback to each other in developing a better understanding and models. She is also interested in cross-linguistic comparisons of these phenomena as they add further insights into the nature of human language.
At the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Dr. Bhatia’s work is focussed on research and design of systems for language processing that incorporate symbolic knowledge with machine learning.