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Kenan Alkiek

PhD Student Email: [email protected]


I am a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan co-advised by professors Vinod Vydiswaran and David Jurgens. My research primarily revolves around Natural Langauge Processing.

Broadly speaking, I am interested in the applications of Natural Language Processing in healthcare and social science. My current research focuses are explainability and generalization.

Areas of interest

natural language processing, explainability (XAI), computational social science

Honors & Awards

Teresa Noel Urban Blaurock Student Research Award


M.S. Applied Statistics, University of Michigan 2022

B.S. Computer Science, Kettering University 2018
Minor: Applied Mathematics