Laure Thompson

Assistant Professor
Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Email: laurejt at
Twitter: @thompson_laure
Office: A217F LGRC

I am an assistant professor in the College of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a member of UMass NLP. My research bridges machine learning and natural language processing with humanistic scholarship. My work focuses on understanding what computational models actually learn and how we can intentionally change what they learn.

I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cornell University where I was advised by David Mimno. I received my B.S. from the University of Washington in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

A sample of research topics I am especially interested in at the moment:

I am recruiting PhD students for Fall 2022!
If you are interested in the intersections of natural language processing and machine learning with the humanities and social sciences, please consider applying. Applications are due December 15th.

Last updated November 2021.