Shlomo Engelson Argamon is a computer scientist and computational linguist at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he is a professor of computer science and the director of the Master of Data Science program. Prof. Argamon also serves as the chief scientist of cybersecurity startup Taia Global, Inc.
Argamon currently works on connecting ideology and personality to language use and on extracting and analyzing the meaning of metaphors and what they say about how people think and how cultures structure human experience. His research focus is on computational methods for style-based analysis of natural language using machine learning and shallow lexical semantic representations. He explores applications in intelligence analysis, forensic linguistics, biomedical informatics, and humanities scholarship.
Argamon received his B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon (1988) and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University (1994). He received a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowship (1991-94), a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at Bar-Ilan University (1994-96), and an Israel Science Foundation Immigrant Scientist Fellowship (1999-2002).
Argamon was the 2014 Distinguished Visitor in Forensic Linguistics at the Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.