Stephanie Schoch

I am a Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of Virginia advised by Dr. Yangfeng Ji in the Information and Language Processing (ILP) Lab. My research interests lie in data quality analysis and selection, with a particular interest in natural language data.

Prior to starting my PhD at UVA, I completed my undergraduate coursework at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Computer Science and Psychology.


  • CS 8501 Advanced Topics in Machine Learning, TA, Fall 2022 (Graduate, UVA)
  • CS 6316 Machine Learning, Head TA, Spring 2022 (Graduate, UVA)
  • CS 4501 Foundations of Data Analysis, TA, Spring 2021 (Undergraduate, UVA)
  • CS 4501 Machine Learning, TA, Fall 2020 (Undergraduate, UVA)
  • CS 230 Computer Architecture, TA, Fall 2018 (Undergraduate, SMCM)


  • Guest Lecture: "Introduction to Text Generation", (UVA CS 6501 NLP, April 2021; UVA CS 4501 ML4NLP, December 2021 & December 2020)
  • Invited Panelist, (Georgetown University GuWeCode Graduate School Panel, October 2020)


  • Program Committee: AAAI 2023, NLPCC 2022, LREC 2022
  • Reviewer: EMNLP 2022, NLPCC 2021

Selected Awards/Honors

  • NeurIPS 2022 Scholar Award (October 2022)
  • Best Poster (Session 1) - UVA Computer Science Graduate Student Group 2022 Research Symposium (October 2022)
  • CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women Travel Funding (April 2020)
  • UVA Computer Science Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • AnitaB Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Scholar (October 2019)
  • SMCM Senior Award in Computer Science (May 2019)
  • Computing Research Association - Women (CRA-W) Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Research Scholar (August 2018)


Jan 28, 2023 Released Python data valuation package: Valda.
Jan 12, 2023 One paper accepted to Northern European Journal of Language Technology.
Oct 7, 2022 Received a NeurIPS 2022 Scholar Award.
Oct 3, 2022 Received the award for Best Poster (Session 1) at the UVA Computer Science Graduate Student Group 2022 Research Symposium.
Sep 14, 2022 One paper accepted to NeurIPS 2022.