Irina Matveeva is the Head of Machine Learning at NexLP LLC and Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her research interests include graph-based methods and semi-supervised methods for language applications. Her research focuses on latent semantic models of word and document representations and models of word similarity. Dr. Matveeva received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She co-chaired the TextGraphs workshops in 2012, 2011, 2008, and 2007, and is a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Journal for Information Retrieval and Journal of Artiﬁcial Intelligence Research.