Lara J. Martin


Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering


216 Information Technology and Engineering (ITE) Building

Contact Information

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250



PhD in Human-Centered Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021
MS in Language Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
BS in Computer Science & Linguistics, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, 2013

Research Areas

Natural Language Generation (NLG), Neurosymbolic AI, Human-centered AI, Computational Creativity, Speech Processing


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Dr. Lara J. Martin (she/they) is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the CSEE department, researching human-centered artificial intelligence with a focus on natural language processing applications. They have worked in the areas of automated story generation, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools, AI for tabletop roleplaying games, speech processing, and affective computing—publishing in top-tier conferences such as AAAI, ACL, EMNLP, and IJCAI. They have also been featured in Wired and BBC Science Focus magazine.

Previously, Dr. Martin was a 2020 Computing Innovation Fellow (CIFellow) postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania working with Dr. Chris Callison-Burch. She earned her PhD in Human-Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she worked with Dr. Mark Riedl. She also has a MS in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Computer Science & Linguistics from Rutgers University—New Brunswick.