Associate Professor
Northwestern University

Sara Owsley Sood is an Associate Professor of Instruction of Computer Science at Northwestern University. Prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern in 2014, she was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Pomona College. Sara received her Bachelors in Mathematics and Computer Science from DePauw University (2002) and her Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Northwestern University (2007). Her research in machine learning is focused on understanding the expression and impact of emotion in online communication. She has built systems to detect and analyze insults and personal attacks in online forums with a focus on the impact of anonymity on online communities. Sara has been recognized as the Pomona College Wig Distinguished Professor for Excellence in Teaching in 2010, the 2014-2015 Northwestern University EECS Department “Best Teacher”, and the Northwestern University Associated Student Government Faculty Honor Roll.