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Rebecca Passonneau



  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Engineering

W318 Westgate Building


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  • BA, Linguistics, University of Chicago, 1974
  • MA, Linguistics, University of Chicago, 1976
  • Ph D, Linguistics, University of Chicago, 1985


Book, Chapters

  • Collin Baker, Christiane Fellbaum and Rebecca Passonneau, , Semantic Annotation of Macs, Springer, pp. 24

Journal Articles

  • Rebecca Passonneau, Ananya Poddar, Gaurav Gite, Alisa Krivokapic, Dolores Pe andin, , 2017, "Wise Crowd Content Assessment and Educational Rubrics", International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, pp. 28

Conference Proceedings

  • Qian Yang, Rebecca Passonneau and Gerard de Melo, 2016, "PEAK: Pyramid Evaluation via Automated Knowledge Extraction"


  • Rebecca Passonneau, Danielle MacNamara, Smaranda Muresan and Dolores Perin, 2017, "MARWIDE: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Reading and Writing Integrated with Disciplinary Education", International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Research Projects

  • September 2016 - September 2018, "Raytheon BBN Technologies: Cooperative Agreement W911NF-09-2-0053," (Sponsor: Raytheon BBN Technologies).

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Curriculum Committee, September 2016
  • Chairperson, Search Committee, September 2016

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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