The Human Language Analysis Beings (HLAB) develops large and scalable language analyses for health and social sciences. Utilizing natural language processing and machine learning techniques we seek to discover new behavioral and psychological factors of health and well-being as manifest through language in social media. Publishing regularly in top computer science, psychological, and medical research venues, the HLAB attempts to change the way natural language processing is done to focus more on the humans behind the language and change the way psychological and health research is done by introducing rigorous data-driven and behavior-based analyses which unlock answers to big questions elusive with traditional techniques.


We are currently looking for graduate students interested in doing research projects with us. For more information:


HLAB Support

We are grateful for the current sponsors of our work, including: 

  • National Institutes of Health
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • National Science Foundation
  • Brookhaven National Lab