Bonnie Dorr

Professor Emerita
4206 Iribe Center
(301) 405-6768
Ph.D., MIT (Computer Science)
Special Awards/Honors: 
NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF), Sloan Fellow, Univ Maryland Distinguished Young Scientist, PECASE Fellow, AAAI Fellow, ACL Fellow, ACM Fellow, Appointee to DARPA ISAT

Bonnie J. Dorr is a professor emerita of computer science.

She was formerly associate dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. With Amy Weinberg and Louiqa Raschid, who also holds an appointment in UMIACS, she co-founded the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Laboratory, where she served as co-director for 15 years.

Dorr was also principal scientist for two years at the Johns Hopkins University Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. Her research spans several areas of broad-scale multilingual processing, including machine translation, summarization, and cross-language information retrieval. In 2011, she began service as program manager at DARPA, where she is responsible for programs in the area of human language technology, while continuing to mentor students and postdoctoral researchers on projects in computer science and UMIACS.

Dorr is a Sloan Fellow, a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty (PECASE) Fellow, an Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fellow, an Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Fellow, an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow, and a former President of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2008). In 2020, Dorr was named to a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group.

She holds a B.S. in computer science from Boston University, and a S.M. and a doctorate in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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