Anna Farzidnar, Ph.D.

Dr. Anna Farzindar is a faculty member of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her expertise is in Artificial Intelligence, Predictive machine learning and Natural Language Processing.

She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Montreal and her Doctorate in automatic summarization of legal documents from Paris-Sorbonne University ("La mention très honorable" / graduated with highest honors for the top 2%) in 2005.

Also, she studied fine arts, painting, and sculpture at the School of Fine Arts of Versailles in France and the Ateliers Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Recently, she co-authored a book in Natural Language Processing for Social Media, published by Morgan and Claypool publishers, 3nd Edition 2020 and was co-editor and author of a book called Transforming Healthcare with Big Data and AI, Information Age Publishing 2020.

She was the CEO and co-founder of NLP Technologies Inc., a company specializing in Natural Language Processing (NLP), established in Montreal, Canada and was the Adjunct Professor at University of Montreal (2009-2015).

Dr. Farzindar had built a strong track record of leadership, management and has an entrepreneurial background. She has served as Industry Chair of Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association (2013-2015), Chair of the technology sector of the Language Industry Association Canada (AILIA) (2009-2013), vice president of The Language Technologies Research Centre (LTRC) of Canada (2012-2014), a member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Computer Science Liaison Committee (since 2014) and Member of the Canadian Advisory Committee of International Organization for Standardization (ISO). She was Honorary Research Fellowship at the Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton, UK (2010-2012) and Lecturer at Polytechnique Montreal, engineering school (2012-2014).

Art & Tech

Dr. Farzindar won Femmessor-Montréal contest, Succeeding with a balanced lifestyle, in the Innovative Technology and Art. Her paintings have been published in a book titled One Thousand and One Nights in which the palette of vivid colors and her unique contemporary style revolved around on the place of women in modern society.

Please watch the vido of Vernissage & Artist Book Launch, Galerie 203, Montréal Canada.


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