Tomek Strzalkowski

Visiting Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Tomek Strzalkowski is a Visiting Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Ocala. He is also Director of the Institute for Informatics, Logics and Security Studies, and Professor of Computer Science at SUNY’s University at Albany. Prior to joining UAlbany, he was a Natural Language Group Leader and a Principal Scientist at GE R&D, and before that a faculty at the Courant Institute of New York University.

Dr. Strzalkowski is an international leader in computational linguistics and sociolinguistics, information retrieval, human-computer dialogue, reversible grammars, virtual environments, and serious games. Over the last several years his research focus has been on sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of language, including sentiment, beliefs, influence, leadership, power dynamics in interaction (online, off-line and in virtual worlds), and more broadly on human terrain issues. He is collaborating with natural language researchers at IHMC on projects related to several aspects of cross-lingual and cross-modal language processing.

In addition, Dr. Strzalkowski has done work in developing effective tools (games and interactive applications) for training bias mitigation in decision-making. His research has been funded continuously by IARPA, DARPA, European Commission, NSF, and by several industrial sponsors. He has published over 140 scientific papers, and edited several books on information retrieval and question answering.