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Dr. Varada Kolhatkar was born and raised in Pune, India, where she completed her undergraduate degree in computer science. Dr. Kolhatkar pursued her Master of Science degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth under the supervision of Dr.Ted Pedersen, completing her MSc thesis An Extended Analysis of a Method of All Words Sense Disambiguation in 2009. Her doctoral work with Dr. Graeme Hirst at the University of Toronto cumulated in her PhD dissertation Resolving Shell Nouns in 2015. Dr. Kolhatkar recently worked at the Canadian technology firm Privacy Analytics Inc. on issues surrounding anonymization of unstructured data.
Dr. Kolhatkar came to SFU as a post-doctoral fellow in September of 2016 with a keen interest in furthering her understanding of linguistics. She will be working with Dr. Maite Taboada on sentiment analysis and opinion mining.