Third-person Bio

Shirley A. Hayati is a PhD student in human-centered computing at the School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her MS in language technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and BS in computer science from Universitas Indonesia. Her research interests include human-centered natural language processing, especially computational social science, stylistic studies, and explainable NLP. She has served as reviewer for multiple ACL conferences, actively promotes diversity in tech by participating in CMU Women@SCS, Grace Hopper celebration, Widening NLP, and currently serves as a diversity & inclusion chair for NAACL 2022. Her current work is about social NLP, focusing on NLP for mental health, sociable conversational AI, multi-style analysis, and explainable NLP.


PhD (expected graduation: 2026) - School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
  Graduate Research Assistant
  Fellowship for full tuition and stipend, part of NSF AI Caring
Masters - Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  Graduate Research Assistant
Bachelor (best graduate) - Fakultas Ilmu Komputer, Universitas Indonesia
  Research Assistant at the Information Retrieval Lab
  University Best Graduate



Teaching Assistant at CMU for Natural Language Processing (2017), working with Prof. Alan Black and David Mortensen

Teaching Assistant at Universitas Indonesia (2013-2017) for:


University of Minnesota NLP Seminar: Understanding Styles in NLP - October 2021
Lab Visit with Conversational AI and Social Analytics (CAISA) Lab, Philipps Universität Marburg in Germany - October 2021


Top 10 Finalist for Data Mining Competition for College Students, Indonesia (Gemastik 2015)
Silver medalist for UX Design National Competition for College Students, Indonesia (Gemastik 2014)



Reviewer for ACL 2022, EMNLP 2021, NAACL 2021, CMU LTI Student Symposium 2018
Volunteer Scholarship for EMNLP 2020, NAACL 2021, ACL 2021
ACL Member (2016 - Present)

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Chair at NAACL 2022
Founder and Organizer for Georgia Tech Graduate Application Support (GT-GAS), a program to help underrepresented PhD applicants @College of Computing, Georgia Tech (2021 - Present)
Georgia Tech Women @ College of Computing (2021 - Present)
CMU Women @ School of Computer Science (2017 - 2019)