Erika Varis Doggett

Research Area: Machine Learning

I am a Sr. Research Scientist at DisneyResearch|Studios focusing on a variety of topics within machine learning, with special attention to computer vision, generative imagery, and natural language processing techniques. Recent areas of interest include inpainting-based anomaly detection, neural style transfer, attention & saliency prediction, entity extraction & classification, speech recognition, machine translation, and other sequencing models. Prior to DisneyResearch|Studios, I managed an applied R&D artificial intelligence team within the StudioLAB at Walt Disney Studios. I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Southern California and lectured for two years at the University of Nevada Reno before transitioning to industry in NLP for social media data.