Dr. Bonnie J. Dorr joined DARPA as a program manager in 2011. Her research interests are in the area of computational linguistics, specifically machine translation, summarization, dialogue, and semantically informed language understanding and generation.
Dr. Dorr serves as the program manager for programs that are a part of the Agency’s investment in human language technology. She is responsible for human language technology and cognitive and intelligent systems, which are closely related disciplines that the broader DoD intelligence community and public affairs offices deem highly valuable.
In August 2013, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) inducted Dr. Dorr as an AAAI Fellow. Each year, AAAI bestows the lifetime honor of Fellow on only a handful of researchers for their exceptional leadership, research and service contributions to the field of artificial intelligence. AAAI honored her for “significant contributions to natural language understanding and representation, and development of the widely recognized methods for interlingual machine translation.”
Dr. Dorr joined DARPA from the University of Maryland, where she was a professor in the Department of Computer Science and at the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. She was also associate dean for the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences and served for 15 years as co-director of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Laboratory.
She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.