NSF Graduate Fellowship

Natalie Parde (Photo by Gary Payne)Natalie Parde ('13), a computer science and engineering graduate student, wants to prove that computers can help improve human language and cognitive processing. This spring, she won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her work in natural language processing, which advances computational understanding and generation of natural human language.

Parde, who also earned her undergraduate degree at UNT, will use the grant to develop ways for learners to exercise their cognitive skills by teaching information to intelligent agents, such as robots, using natural language.


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