Shomir Wilson


Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology ,
Director, Human Language Technologies Lab at Penn State


  • Information Sciences and Technology
  • Internet & Technology

Focus Areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Machine Learning


  • Wilson can discuss the role on large language models (LLM) like ChatGPT could have on misinformation campaigns .
  • Specializes in natural language processing, privacy, and artificial intelligence, including issues related to large language models such as ChatGPT.
  • Recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award exploring how to use artificial intelligence to make legal documents, like privacy policies, more user-friendly and actionable.

Shomir Wilson is an assistant professor in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology and director of the Human Language Technologies Lab at Penn State. His research focuses on natural language processing and artificial intelligence, such as the technology underlying large language models like ChatGPT, as well as security and privacy issues. Current projects include exploring how to use artificial intelligence technology to make lengthy legal documents like privacy policies more user-friendly.

Wilson has held several National Science Foundation fellowships at leading universities around the world, including the University of Edinburgh, the National University of Singapore, and Macquarie University, Australia. He has presented his research at the top conferences in his field, including the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, the Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference, and the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing.

In The Media

ChatGPT: The future of dating

from NBC News NOW March 17, 2023

Click with Caution: The Internet's Privacy Policy Hide and Seek

from Digital Information World November 2, 2023

“These large language models do make it easier to generate text with some concerns again about accuracy. That introduces concerns that students might not be learning how to write as well as they should.”

Centre County Report: April 21, 2023

from Centre County Report April 21, 2023

“If it’s necessary to pay for privacy, then it becomes a luxury that not everyone can afford.”

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