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Mazidi, Karen

Dr. Karen Mazidi

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Director of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility)


  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of North Texas
  • B.A., Computer Science, Baylor University

Research Interests:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence

Recent Awards:

  • Nominee Best Paper, 2016 Intelligent Tutoring Systems Conference
  • Grace Hopper Scholar 2015
  • UNT Graduate Exhibition, 1st Place 2014

Representative Publications:

  • Karen Mazidi and Paul Tarau (2016), “Infusing NLU into Automatic Question Generation”, International Natural Language Generation Conference Edinburgh, Scotland , September 2016.
  • Karen Mazidi and Paul Tarau (2016), “Automatic Question Generation: From NLU to NLG”, Intelligent Tutoring Systems Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, June 2016.
  • Karen Mazidi and Rodney Nielsen (2015) “Leveraging Multiple Views of Text for Automatic Question Generation”, Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference, Madrid, Spain, June 2015.
  • Karen Mazidi and Rodney Nielsen (2014), “Linguistic Considerations in Automatically Generated Questions,” Association for Computational Linguistics Conference, Baltimore Maryland, June 2014.
  • Karen Janice Mazidi and Muhammad Ali Mazidi. X86 PC: Assembly Language, Design and Interfacing, 5th edition 2010.

Notable Service:

  • UTD WMWE Women Mentoring Women in Engineering
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions Learning Technologies
  • NAACL Co-Chair Student Research Workshop 2015


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