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Violetta Laura Cavalli-Sforza

School - School of Science and Engineering Employment Status - Full-Time Office - Building 7, Office No. 110 Office hours - Office hours - See office door for current office hours Office extension - (+212) 535-862-106

Violetta Cavalli-Sforza is a part-time Computer Science faculty member at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, where she has worked since 2008. She holds graduate degrees in Civil Engineering and Computer Science, culminating in a Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems Studies. Her doctoral dissertation focused on computer-assisted instruction to visualize scientific argumentation. She worked in natural language processing, particularly in machine translation, at Carnegie Mellon University, but her research in the last few years has focused on language learning through reading and readability of texts, particularly for Arabic. She has taught a variety of topics in Computer Science at the graduate and undergraduate level. She has coordinated the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (ATLAS), dedicated to faculty development, has been Assistant Vice President for Academic Research and is currently the Computer Science Program Lead..