Felix Muzny*


Clinical Instructor, Director of Teaching Assistants, Graduate Student

Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University

* "Muse-knee"


I am a clinical instructor, Director of Teaching Assistants, and graduate student at Northeastern University in Boston. Previously, I was an instructor in the Computer Science department at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

I do research in computing education, digital humanities, and in the intersections of sociology, ethics, and computing. I am currently working with the Center for Inclusive Computing, supervised by Carla Brodley. I am also affiliated faculty with the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks.

In the past, I worked with the Laboratory for Playful Computation at CU Boulder. At Stanford, I was a part of the Natural Language Processing group and the Literary Lab with Dan Jurafsky and Mark Algee-Hewitt.

Before that, I studied English Literature and Computer Science at the University of Washington, Seattle.


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Course Syllabus
DS 2000, Programming with Data Fall 2022
CS 2810, Mathematics of Data Models Spring 2022
Spring 2022, calendar
DS 2500, Intermediate Programming with Data Spring 2022
CS 6120, Graduate Natural Language Processing Fall 2021
CS 4120, Natural Language Processing Fall 2021
Spring 2021
Fall 2020
DS 2001, Programming Practicum, Computer Science Spring 2021
Fall 2020
DS 2001, Programming Practicum, Social Science Fall 2020
CSCI 3832, Natural Language Processing Spring 2020
CSCI 3010, Programming Project Workshop Spring 2020
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
CSCI 1200, Introduction to Computational Thinking Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
CSCI 4830-800, Special Topics in Computer Science: TA Training and Pedagogy Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
CSCI 3308, Software Development and Tools Fall 2017

Projects & Presentations

(an abbreviated list)

Women Writer's Project Advanced Institutes, discusant, 2021 - 2022.

From Gender to Geography: Avoiding Assumptions by Centering Intentional Language Across Disciplines, with Dr. Krishna Pattisapu, Spring Diversity and Inclusion Summit, CU Boulder, 2020.

In progress Introduction to Computational Thinking in Python (jupyter notebook based notes on python for a CS0/CS1 course)

Dialogism (data, for information on using the tool used in the research, contact me directly)

QuoteLi3 (includes data, annotation tool, and attribution code)


All publications prior to 2018 appear under my former legal name in their published format. They represent work that I have done. When citing, please use my current name and include a Digital Object Identifier and/or URL link so that citations can be properly grouped. All provided bibtex files have been updated to include DOI and/or url links.

To Appear: Felix Muzny, Michael D. Shah. 2023. Teaching Assistant Training: An Adjustable Curriculum for Computing Disciplines. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Toronto, Canada.

Casey Fiesler, Mikhaila Friske, Natalie Garrett, Felix Muzny, Jessie J. Smith, Jason Zietz. 2021. Integrating Ethics into Introductory Programming Classes. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Toronto, Canada. bib

Felix Muzny, Mark Algee-Hewitt and Dan Jurafsky. 2017. Dialogism in the novel: A computational model of the dialogic nature of narration and quotations. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Data bib

Felix Muzny, Michael Fang, Angel X. Chang and Dan Jurafsky. 2017. A Two-stage Sieve Approach to Quote Attribution. In Proceedings of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), Valencia, Spain. Data Tools bib

Felix Muzny, Mark Algee-Hewitt, and Dan Jurafsky. 2016. The Dialogic Turn and the Performance of Gender: the English Canon 1782-2011. In Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts. Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków, pp. 296-299. bib

Felix Muzny and Luke Zettlemoyer. 2013. Automatic Idiom Identification in Wiktionary. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Seattle, USA. Data Code bib

Kate Starbird, Felix Muzny, and Leysia Palen. 2012. Learning from the Crowd: Collaborative Filtering Techniques for Identifying On-the-Ground Twitterers during Mass Disruptions. Accepted to the 2012 Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), Vancouver, Canada. bib

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