Who is behind the Lens
Dr Laurianne Sitbon
Lecturer, Computer Science, QUT
Dr Laurianne Sitbon is a new generation early career academic who is initiating QUT's undergraduate and postgraduate students to the joys of search engine technologies, including data mining and natural language processing. She is convinced that there is enormous value for improvements in search engines from a better understanding of the human mind (how we create meaning out of words, how we make decisions). She is also passionate about how language technologies and information available online can improve peopleâ€™s lives when they are disenfranchised because of disabilities or linguistic or economic factors. On a Sunday afternoon, you may find her diving with turtles and manta rays or cooking some delicious French dessert for her little munchkin.