Forecasting the Future: Dr. Svitlana Volkova, Chief Scientist of the National Security Directorate at PNNL

Dr Svitlana Voulova — Forecasting The Future – Chief Scientist, National Security Directorate of PNNL
Dr. Svitlana Volkova, Ph.D. ( is Chief Scientist, Decision Intelligence and Analytics, National Security Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which is one of the United States Department of Energy national laboratories, managed by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science.

Dr. Volkova has been recognized as a leader in the fields of computational social sciences and computational linguistics. Her scientific contributions and publications cover a wide range of topics, including applied machine learning and deep learning, natural-language processing, and social media analysis.

Dr. Volkova’s research focuses understanding, predicting and explaining real-world human behavior, interactions and events using open-source social datasets. Her approaches advance effective decision-making and reasoning when faced with large volumes of unstructured, dynamic, multilingual and multimodal data.

Dr. Volkova holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, from the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins University. She also has an M.S. Dr. Volkova holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University, Center for Language and Speech Processing. She also has an M.S.


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