General Information

Full Name Shiran Dudy
Languages English, Hebrew, Arabic
Role Research Scientist


  • 2020
    PhD in Computer Science
    Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
    • Worked on a Brain-Computer interface project as a spelling system
    • Conducted research on long-tail phenomena in language
      • Developed an icon-based language system.
      • Developed a language mispronunciation detection algorithm.
      • Developed a retrieval-based LM that predicts rare tokens.
  • 2012
    B.Sc. in Biomendical Engineering
    Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva
    • Conducted a feasiblity test for a Text2Speech system for Hebrew.
    • Implemeted a unit selection approach for Hebrew speech synthesis.


  • 2023 -
    Research Scientist
    Northeastern University
    • As a researcher my main activities are applying for funding as well as conducting research on technical and socio-technical domains.
    • A prominent topic in researching long-tails of distributions and identities.
      • Work on questions around personalization and perspective-centered design.
      • Work on long tail understanding of LLMs.
      • Work on participatory engagement for elders.
      • Work on Search Engine design challenges.
      • Happy to collaborate on funding and research on these and similar topics.
  • 2021-2023
    Research Associate
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Worked on a student- and teacher- centered AI classroom chatbot
    • Developed a interruption detection tool for equitable classroom participation.
    • Worked on a dependency based dialogue act to analyse classroom social dynamic.
  • 2016
    Machine Learning researcher
    Cylance ltd. (now Blackberry)
    • Developed a malware detection algorithm based on topic modelling

Honors and Awards

  • 2023
    • Selected for the 2023 Women in AI Ethics
    • Was given seed award for Robotics summer camp outreach activity
  • 2020
    • WiML@ICML award recipient to attend WiML and ICML
    • WiNLP Diversity and Inclusion award recipient to attend WiNLP and ACL
  • 2018
    • Student Research Workshop (SRW) travel award to attend ACL
    • Graduate Student Organization (GSO) at OHSU travel award to attend NAACL
  • 2017
    • GREPSEC cybersecurity workshop scholarship and travel award


  • 2023
    • Value-based Research, Cigna Inc.
  • 2022
    • Personalization and Relevance in NLG, UserNLP workshop, WWW conference
  • 2021
    • Responsible Dialogue Systems, guest speaker NLP class, CU Boulder
    • Overcoming Limitations of Categorical Neural Language Models, The Hebrew University
  • 2020
    • Overcoming Limitations of Categorical Neural Language Models, Allen Institute for AI
    • A Proposal for Language Model Approaches in ECOG based AAC, Chang Lab, UCSF-Berkeley
  • 2019
    • Language Models in BCI Systems, Women Who Code, Portland, OR
  • 2018
    • Towards Icon Language Models, Natural Language Processing Workshop, BCI Meeting

Academic Interests

  • Inclusion of Multiple cultural, gender, ability etc. perspectives in our designs (see workshoporganization)
  • Rare events detection and learning strategies.
  • Participatory design in artefacts development.
  • Ethical perspectives on AI; for instance equitability in search engines and social media.