I'm Xanda Schofield, and I am a PhD Candidate and (temporarily) a Lecturer in Computer Science at Cornell University. My office is at 462 Gates Hall. My pronouns are she/her/hers.

My primary research is currently in topic modeling with my advisor, David Mimno. My work focuses on understanding and improving latent variable models for analysis of real-world datasets by humanist and social science researchers. Recently, I have also been working on integrating privacy into machine-learning-aided data mining in NLP. In the past, I've done research on state inference for oil drills and in improvisational music software. I also really enjoy baking cookies, encouraging women in STEM, and Shakespeare.

For Fall 2018, I will be teaching CS 4820: Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms alongside Prof. Eva Tardos.

You can contact me at xanda AT cs DOT cornell DOT edu. (If you're like me, you may sometimes have trouble figuring out how to address people in academia. If you're my student in CS 4820, "Prof. Schofield" is correct, otherwise "Xanda" will do just fine.