Smaranda Muresan is a Research Scientist at the Data Science Institute and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University.
Before joining Columbia University, she was a faculty in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, where she co-founded the Laboratory for the Study of Applied Language Technologies and Society. While at Rutgers, she received a Distinguished Achievements in Research Award. Her research is focused on computational models for understanding language in context, such as social context or visual context, with application to computational social science and education. Her work is funded primarily by NSF and DARPA.