Professor Dorr joined the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida in 2022 where she directs the Natural Language Research (NLP) Group. Her research focuses on deep language understanding, semantics, language processing using linguistically informed machine learning models, large-scale multilingual processing, explainable artificial intelligence (AI), social computing, and detection of underlying mental states.
As PI and co-PI on IARPA CAUSE, DARPA Social Sim, DARPA ASED, and DARPA INCAS, her contributions have fallen squarely in the realm of cyber-NLP, for example, responding to social engineering attacks and detecting indicators of influence.
She has an affiliate appointment at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, is Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, and is former program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), overseeing human language technology programs, including Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT), Deep Exploration and Filtering of Text (DEFT), Multilingual Automatic Document Classification, Analysis, and Translation (MADCAT), and Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech (RATS).
She has served on the Executive Council of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and on the Executive Board of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). She is a Sloan Fellow, NSF Presidential Faculty (PECASE) Fellow, and a former president of the Association for Computational Linguistics. She has served on the Executive Council of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and on the Executive Board of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
She was named AAAI Fellow in 2013, ACL Fellow in 2016, ACM Fellow in 2021, and in 2020 was named by DARPA to the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group.
She holds a Master's and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor's degree from Boston University.