United States


Computer Science

University at Buffalo & The State University of New York

Rohini Srihari is a scientist, educator and entrepreneur. Dr. Srihari is a professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at the State University of New York, Buffalo where her research and teaching includes natural language processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and information retrieval with a recent focus on conversational AI and AI for social good. Her work has been funded by agencies such as The National Science Foundation, DARPA and IARPA. She has also worked with the US Government in developing innovative multilingual text mining solutions.  She has founded and directed technology start-ups, focusing on big data analytics solutions for various markets. She supervised an interdisciplinary student team (Team Proto) that won the bronze prize in the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 4. Her research focuses on advancing the state-of-the-art in socialbots capable of engaging in empathetic, interesting and purposeful conversations leading to solutions for combating disinformation and assisting people with disabilities.  She has published over 100 research papers in computer science journals and conference proceedings. Her Google Scholar h-index is 40. Dr. Srihari received her B. Math degree from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and her PhD in Computer Science from the State University of New York.

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