Fellow: Ostendorf
Elected: 2020
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Mari Ostendorf
University of Washington
Mari Ostendorf joined the University of Washington in 1999. She is an Endowed Professor of System Design Methodologies in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, as well as Associate Vice-Provost for Research. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, ISCA and ACL, a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, and a former Australian–American Fulbright Scholar. Professor Ostendorf ’s research is in speech and language processing. She explores dynamic models for understanding and generating speech and text, particularly in multi-party contexts, with a current focus on conversational AI. Her work contributes to a variety of applications, from education to clinical and scientific information extraction.