Soroush Vosoughi

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • Faculty Member, Institute for Security, Technology and Society

  • Technical Associate Director, Dartmouth Center for Precision Health and Artificial Intelligence

  • Faculty Affiliate, Quantitative Social Science (QSS)

  • Faculty Affiliate, Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS)

  • Faculty Affiliate, The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

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I lead the Minds, Machine, and Society group in Dartmouth's Department of Computer Science.  Underpinning my work is a profound interest in developing computational models of cognition, employing language as a primary conduit. At a high level, our research primarily focuses on natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML). Specifically, we delve into the intricacies of large language models (LLMs), such as those exemplified by ChatGPT, to understand and mitigate their anti-social tendencies like promoting stereotypes, spreading toxicity, and misalignment with human values. To increase their transparency and trustworthiness, we work on developing a range of interpretability methods, breaking down their inherent "black box" nature. Our pursuits also encompass techniques such as reinforcement learning for guiding pre-trained LLMs and grounding them using simulations. We also seek to harness the power of LLMs and classical NLP to create computational tools that offer new perspectives on social systems and issues. Our work studies phenomena such as political polarization, bias, propaganda, rumors, and hate speech, falling under the umbrella of "computational social science." Our research horizons have recently broadened to include the integration of visual information into language models (i.e., visual-language models), aiming to create a more complex representation of the abundant, rich data that exists and drawing us closer to a deeper understanding of human cognition. Also, our exploration now extends to applying LLMs to the health and bioinformatics sectors, motivated by the intriguing parallels between genomic sequences and language. This venture is a collaborative effort with several other faculty at Dartmouth.

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  • B.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Fellow, The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University