Shlomo Engelson Argamon
(formerly Sean Engelson)

Professor of Computer Science
Director, Interdisciplinary Master of Data Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W. 31st Street
Chicago, IL 60616


Office: SB 237C
Phone: (312) 567-5289
Fax: (312) 567-5067
Email: argamon@iit.edu
        Administrative Associate:
Nancy Caruso
Phone: (312) 567-5147
Fax: (312) 567-5067
Email: caruson@iit.edu

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Research Interests

Computer analysis of human language (text analytics) to help authorship analysis, counterterrorism, criminal investigations, evidence-based medicine, and humanities scholarship.

Short Biography

Shlomo Argamon is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Linguistic Cognition Laboratory at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He also holds courtesy appointments as a Fellow at the Brain Sciences Foundation in Providence, RI and as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington, DC.

Prof. Argamon received his B.Sc. (1988) in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University, and his M.Phil. (1991) and Ph.D. (1994) in Computer Science from Yale University, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow. He was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow (1994-96) at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and a faculty member at the Jerusalem College of Technology, before joining IIT in 2002.

Prof. Argamon's current research interests are in the application of machine learning to functional analysis of natural language, with applications in national security, biomedical informatics, and humanities scholarship. During his career, he has published numerous research papers in empirical machine learning, intelligent robotics, theory revision, and natural language processing. Prof. Argamon is the editor of Computational Methods for Counterterrorism (2009, Springer) and The Structure of Style: Algorithmic Approaches to Manner and Meaning (2010, Springer) as well as cofounder of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science.


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