Our Group

The University of Pennsylvania is home to one of the strongest and well-known interdisciplinary research communities focusing on the scientific study of language and the development of language technologies. It is best known for its broad-based excellence in psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and computational linguistics, spanning the departments of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS), Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Psychology.

MindCore’s initiative in Integrated Language Science and Technology (ILST) supports this community by serving as a hub for its research and educational activities, focusing especially on facilitating further integration and collaboration.  It does this through support of its: weekly ILST seminar series, research grants for graduate students and postdocs; workshops and mini-conferences on language science and technology; and educational activities associated with Penn’s Ph.D. certificate in Language and Communication Sciences.

Our Mission

The Integrated Language Science and Technology (ILST) initiative is a research and training program that brings together members of the Penn community who are committed to the scientific study of human linguistic communication. Its primary purposes are to integrate the computational, structural, cognitive and neuroscientific study of speech, language and communication at Penn, and to channel its combined expertise to launch and facilitate the use of natural language technologies in research across the Penn community.