Kinga Dobolyi

Associate Professor of Practice
Department of Computer Science (preferred over phonecall)

Office: SEH 4655

Office hours: Zoom, Wednesdays 1-2:30pm or by appointment (please email)

Phone: 202-994-4109

Research Interests

  • Computer vision and NLP applied to biomedical challenges
  • Software Testing
  • Computer Science education

I joined GWU in the fall of 2021, having previously taught computer science at George Mason University for eight years. My interests in computer science education focus on how to retain and increase the number of students in such courses, especially under-represented groups, via techniques such as self-pacing, active learning, test-driven development, automated feedback, student-led discussions, and focusing on non-traditional computer science applications. I have also worked in industry as a data scientist at a startup, and as an applied deep learning researcher at the non-profit IQT Labs, specializing in biomedical applications of computer vision and NLP. My current research interests include automated testing for deep learning models and characterizing uncertainty in research on emerging infectious diseases.

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Virginia, 2010
  • B.S. in Computer Science, University of Maryland, 2004

Current courses:

Previous courses:
Google SPARC program:

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Covid Hindsight2020: Characterizing uncertainty in academic literature on emerging infectious disease outbreaks


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Computer Vision for analyzing organ-on-a-chip viability in hepatocyte cultures


Can Human Judgement Aid Knowledge Discovery Algorithms?

Evaluating BERT to build a scientific sentiment model of sentences.

Software Reliability and Security
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Software Testing and Web Fault Severity