Adriana Picoral
Adriana Picoral
Assistant Professor of Practice, Computer Science

Adriana Picoral holds a PhD in applied linguistics and a bachelor's degree in computer science. Her research draws from corpus and computational linguistics to shed light on multilingual language use, acquisition, and development. She has extensive experience in collecting, processing, maintaining, and analyzing language data, both in academic settings and in industry. She is also the founder of R-Ladies Tucson, which is part of a world-wide organization to promote gender diversity in the R community.


  • Ph.D.
    • University of Arizona, Arizona, United States
  • B.S. Computer Science
    • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    • A game to teach Portuguese to speakers of other languages: development and usability testing