Vincent Ng

Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
Member, Human Language Technology Research Institute

Contact Information

Office hours for Spring 2017:
   Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00-7:50 PM

Office:
ECSS 3.404
Phone: 972-883-4581 (office), 972-883-2349 (fax)
Email: vince at hlt dot utdallas dot edu

Postal address:
Computer Science Department
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, MS EC31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021, USA

[ Research (Overview, Papers, Data, Code/Software, Talks) | Professional Activities | Teaching | Miscellany ]

Coreference researchers: Consider submitting your work to the EACL 2017 Workshop on Coreference Resolution beyond OntoNotes (CORBON 2017).

UT Dallas CS undergrads: If you received an A or A+ in at least one of my courses and are interested in the Ph.D. program, feel free to come talk to me.

Potential Ph.D. applicants: Owing to the large number of emails I have to process every day, I will not be able to respond to your emails unless I am interested in your application. Feel free to send me your CV, transcripts, and standardized test scores; if you do not hear from me within a week, it probably means that I am not interested in your application.


Upcoming Events

  • Journal of Natural Language Engineering Special Issue on Knowledge-Rich Coreference Resolution (Submission deadline: indefinitely extended)
  • EACL 2017 Workshop (April 4): CORBON 2017: Coreference Resolution Beyond OntoNotes (with M. Ogrodniczuk)
  • IJCAI 2017 Tutorial (Aug 19-21): Markov Logic Networks: Recent Advances and Practical Applications (with D. Venugopal and V. Gogate)

Research

My general research area is machine learning of natural language. My recent projects have focused primarily on developing unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning techniques for natural language processing, with the goal of reducing the amount of annotated data needed to build NLP applications and process resource-scarce languages. Areas in which my group has been working include:

More recently, I have collaborated with other research groups and worked on non-NLP problems. I am particularly interested in developing and applying search and learning techniques to computational problems that arise in areas such as:

Some items that may be of interest:


Professional Activities


Teaching

  • CS 4365: Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • CS 4365H: Artificial Intelligence Honors (Spring 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)
  • CS 4375: Introduction to Machine Learning (Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2016)
  • CS 6364: Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2009, 2011)
  • CS 6375: Machine Learning (Fall 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010; Spring 2014 (co-taught with Yang Liu))
  • CS 2305: Discrete Math for Computing I (Fall 2004)

Miscellaneous Stuff

  • Computer Science Rankings: a conference publication-based ranking of CS departments
  • Most Influential Scholars: a ranking of CS researchers by the cumulative number of citations of top conference papers
  • I am the professor of artificial intelligence for the undergrads. I have had some good times with them in events like this and this.
  • I have never seen someone in NLP who is so genuinely interested in a bag of words.
  • I was asked many times whether Andrew Ng is my brother. He isn't, but we were introduced to each other by a common friend when we were undergrads.
  • In case you want to know whether you are my doctoral cousin, here is my doctoral ancestry (and the years in which they obtained their degrees): Claire Cardie (1994) → Wendy Lehnert (1977) → Roger Schank (1969) → Jacob Mey (1960) → Louis Hjelmslev (1923) → Holger Pedersen (1897).

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