Third-person Bio

Shirley A. Hayati is a PhD student in computer science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. 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 stylistic studies, explainable NLP, and computational social science. She has served as reviewer for multiple ACL conferences, actively promotes diversity in tech by participating in CMU Women@SCS, Grace Hopper celebration, and served as a diversity & inclusion chair for NAACL 2022. Her current work is about human-centered NLP.


PhD (expected graduation: 2025) - Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  Graduate Research Assistant
(2022 - Transfer to UMN) - 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

Teaching and Mentoring

Mentored masters and undergraduate students from the University of Minnesota, University of British Columbia, Georgia Tech, and KAIST (2021 - Present)

Teaching Assistant at UMN for Natural Language Processing (2023), working with Prof. Dongyeop Kang

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:

Work Experience


GroupLens at UMN: How Far Can We Extract Diverse Perspectives from Large Language Models? - February 2024
Guest lecture on "Ethics in AI" at NLP course at UMN - Fall 2023
University of Notre Dame NLP Lunch Seminar - 2023
Naver-Minnesota NLP Mixup - Student Research Showcase: Lexical Explanations for Styles - December 2022
Jakarta Machine Learning & Google Developers Space Human-Centered NLP: From Understanding and Generation to Explanation - April 2022
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




ARR Communication Team Volunteer (2024 - Present)
Reviewer for

Student Host for CSE Faculty Candidate Visit at UMN 2024
Machine Learning Instructor at Bangkit (career readiness courses initiated by Google, and Indonesian tech companies) 2023
Volunteer for CSE PhD Student Visit at UMN 2023
Leader for SALT Lab's NLP for Mental Health Group 2022
Volunteer Scholarship for EMNLP 2020, NAACL 2021, ACL 2021
ACL Member (2016 - Present)

Diversity and Inclusion