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Shirley Anugrah Hayati


Hello! πŸ€—

I'm a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, working with Dongyeop Kang.

Broadly, my research aims to combine NLP with human-computer interaction and computational social science.

Specifically, I am interested in:

  • understanding human behavior through NLP methods
  • exploring the field of stylistic analysis
  • designing fair and interpretable NLP
  • connecting psychology and cultural study with NLP for social good.

I obtained my masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute and my bachelor degree in computer science from Universitas Indonesia.

Before my PhD, I worked as a research specialist at the University of Pennsylvania with Lyle Ungar and Ian Barnett on stylistic studies, explainable NLP, and digital phenotyping.


  • 07.2024: I’m co-organizing a Workshop on Customizable NLP (CustomNLP4U) at EMNLP 2024. We are accepting submissions now! Please consider submitting your work! πŸ“¨
  • 04.2024: I will present my work about diversity extraction at the Midwest Speech and Language Days @University of Michigan, Ann Arbor! πŸ€—
  • 02.2024: A new preprint about compositional instructions β›“ is out! Do check it out!
  • 02.2024: Passed my preliminary exams πŸ‘πŸ» I'm officially a PhD candidate now! πŸ˜€

🌟 Selected Preprint 🌟

How Far Can We Extract Diverse Perspectives from Large Language Models?

Shirley Anugrah Hayati, Minhwa Lee, Dheeraj Rajagopal, Dongyeop Kang

Selected Publications

StyLEx: Explaining Style Using Human Lexical Annotations

Shirley Anugrah Hayati, Kyumin Park, Dheeraj Rajagopal, Lyle Ungar, Dongyeop Kang
EACL 2023 Main Conference

Does BERT Learn as Humans Perceive? Understanding Linguistic Styles through Lexica

Shirley Anugrah Hayati, Dongyeop Kang, Lyle Ungar
EMNLP 2021 Main Conference

INSPIRED: Toward Sociable Recommendation Dialog Systems

Shirley Anugrah Hayati, Dongyeop Kang, Qingxiaoyang Zhu, Weiyan Shi, Zhou Yu
EMNLP 2020 Main Conference

Retrieval-Based Neural Code Generation

Shirley Anugrah Hayati, Raphael Olivier, Pravalika Avvaru, Anthony Tomasic, Graham Neubig
EMNLP 2018


I grew up in Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia. My hobbies are writing stories, reading novels, drawing characters, making comics, learning new languages, and especially traveling. I also enjoy photography and video editing.

I've lived in four different regions in the US: East, West, South, and Midwest!

Spending two years in Pittsburgh makes me fall in love with vermillion leaves πŸ‚ in fall and snowy winter wonderland ❄️ (winter without snow is no fun!). Meanwhile, California keeps me excited in spring 🌹 and summer 🌻 How about Atlanta? You should try hiking with the trees! 🌳 For Minneapolis, πŸ’¦ water is a big plus ❀ And let's do snow activities here! β˜ƒοΈβ›Έβ›Έβ›·πŸ‚

If you want to talk about computer science, research in human-centered NLP, or grad school, feel free to reach out to me! 😁

I like naming projects or characters, so if you want name ideas, ping me as well and I'll be happy to suggest one! πŸ˜‰