Date Posted: 1/26/2022

By Tom Fleischman for the Cornell Chronicle

Claire Cardie is one of seven Cornell faculty members newly elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

Professor of computer science and of information science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, Cardie was honored for her leadership in the use of statistical methods in natural language processing, specifically for reference resolution, information extraction and subjectivity classification. Her research objective is to develop algorithms and systems that will vastly improve a user’s ability to find, absorb and extract information from online text.

The AAAS elected 564 new fellows in 2021, honoring their efforts to advance research and its applications in scientifically or socially distinguished ways. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin.

The AAAS Annual Meeting, scheduled for Feb. 19, will be a virtual event again this year due to the pandemic. The association is exploring the possibility of a gathering later this year to honor this year’s fellows.

Read about other Cornell recipients in the Cornell Chronicle