2022
Fellow

Tara Valladares

Doffermyre Family Jefferson Fellow
Degrees:
B.A. University of Virginia (2016) with Highest Distinction
M.A. University of Virginia (2019)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Psychology

Bio:

Tara Valladares’ research focuses on the combination of natural language processing methods with traditional psychometric models. Her dissertation involves understanding the reliability of state-of-the-art emotion detection lexicons. Though computation models for automatically detecting emotion in text are extremely popular, little research has been done to evaluate the consistency with which emotions are detected and the meaning behind the emotion categories used. Tara is also the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and is an International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course fellow.

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