Ani Nenkova is an associate professor of computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her main areas of research are computational linguistics and artificial intelligence, with emphasis on developing computational methods for analysis of text quality and style, discourse, affect recognition and summarization. She obtained her PhD degree in computer science from Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University before joining Penn. Ani and her collaborators are recipients of the best student paper award at SIGDial in 2010 and best paper award at EMNLP-CoNLL in 2012. The Penn team co-led by Ani won the audio-visual emotion recognition challenge (AVEC) for word-level prediction in 2012. Ani was a member of the editorial board of Computational Linguistics (2009--2011). She is currently an associate editor for the IEEE/ACM Transations on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. She regularly serves as an area chair/senior program committee member for ACL, NAACL and AAAI. Ani was a program co-chair for SIGDial 2014 and NAACL-HLT in 2016.