Hello, friend.

Lucy Li

I'm a first-year PhD student at UC Berkeley School of Information and BAIR. I'm working on natural language processing (NLP) and computational social science. I'm supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and advised by David Bamman.

I'm currently interested in computational sociolinguistics and semantics.

I have a M.S. in Computer Science (artificial intelligence) and B.S. in Symbolic Systems (≈ cognitive science) from Stanford. In the past I've worked in the Stanford NLP Group with Dora Demszky, the EPFL Data Science Lab with Robert West, and the SNAP Group with David Jurgens. I'm passionate about education and increasing diversity in computer science. For example, I taught machine learning and neural networks to high schoolers with AI4ALL at Stanford and Berkeley. Check out these Medium posts about NLP pedagogy.

This is my academic CV.

Pronouns: she/her


I publish with my name backwards, so citations should refer to "L. Lucy".

* = equal contribution

Content Analysis of Textbooks via Natural Language Processing: Novel Findings on Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Texas U.S. History Textbooks
Li Lucy*, Dora Demszky*, Patricia Bromley, Dan Jurafsky.
In preparation, accepted to AERA Educational Data Science Conference 2020.
Best Paper Award Finalist. Links forthcoming.

Using sentiment induction to understand variation in gendered online communities.
Li Lucy, Julia Mendelsohn.
SCiL 2019.
Link. Poster.

Are distributional representations ready for the real world? Evaluating word vectors for grounded perceptual meaning.
Li Lucy, Jon Gauthier.
RoboNLP @ ACL 2017.
Link. Poster.


I love food so much that I've been Yelp Elite for four years.

I designed Snapchat geofilters that have over 26 million views worldwide.

Before college, I interned on the production team for the Emmy-award-winning PBS Kids show, SciGirls.

In my spare time, I like to look at plants and take photos of sunsets.