Professional Activities |
Potential faculty applicants:
We have multiple faculty positions in NLP this year. If you are interested, apply here or get in touch with Prof. Sanda Harabagiu.
Consider submitting your work to the NAACL 2019 Workshop on Computational Models of Reference, Anaphora and Coreference (CRAC 2019).
UT Dallas CS undergrads:
If you received an A or A+ in one or more 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. Feel free to email me after you are admitted.
- AAAI 2018 Tutorial (Feb 3): Recent Advances and Applications in Markov Logic Networks (with D. Venugopal and V. Gogate)
- NAACL 2018 Workshop (June 6): Computational models of Reference, Anaphora and Coreference (with M. Poesio and M. Ogrodniczuk)
- ACL 2018 Workshop (July 19): 5th Workshop on NLP Techniques for Educational Applications (with Y.-H. Tseng, H.-H. Chen, and M. Komachi)
- NLPCC 2018 (August 27-31): The 7th CCF International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing
- Visit to Kyoto University, NAIST, and Riken AI Research (March 22-31)
- Visit to Texas A&M University (April 18)
- Visit to Tencent Seattle AI Lab (June 25)
- Visit to Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Symposium on NLP (July 12-13)
- Summer School at Peking University (July 25-Aug 5): Artificial Intelligence
- Visit to Nanjing University (August 6-9)
- Visit to Carnegie Mellon University (October 4-5)
- Joint NSF-JST Workshop, Kyoto University (March 10-13)
- Visit to University of Central Oklahoma (April 4): additional info forthcoming
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:
- Journal editorial boards
- Current program committees
- Recent conference committees
- Best Paper Award Committee, COLING 2016, NLPCC 2017
- Program Co-Chair, NLPCC 2018
- Area Chair/Co-Chair, ACL 2012, NAACL HLT 2015, COLING 2016, NLPCC 2017, IJCAI-ECAI 2018
- Senior Program Committee, AAAI 2016, AAAI 2017, AAAI 2018
- Workshop Co-Chair, EMNLP 2018
- Tutorial Co-Chair, IJCNLP 2013
- Student Scholarship Chair and Student Volunteer Coordinator, EMNLP 2016
- Steering Committee, SemEval 2017
- Recent tutorials
- IJCAI 2017 Tutorial (Aug 21, 2017): Markov Logic Networks: Recent Advances and Practical Applications (with D. Venugopal)
- EMNLP 2016 Tutorial (Nov 1, 2016): Advanced Markov Logic Techniques for Scalable Joint Inference in NLP (with D. Venugopal and V. Gogate)
- IJCAI 2016 Tutorial (July 11, 2016): Coreference Resolution: Successes and Challenges
- Tutorial given at the 10th CIPS Summer School on Human Language Technology (July 24, 2015): Coreference Resolution
- Workshop co-organizer
- EACL 2017 Workshop on Coreference Resolution Beyond OntoNotes (CORBON 2017)
- COLING 2016 Workshop on Natural Language Processing Techniques for Educational Applications (NLP-TEA-3)
- NAACL HLT 2016 Workshop on Coreference Resolution beyond OntoNotes (CORBON 2016)
- The 8th SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN-8)
- University committees
- Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Effective Teaching (2015-2017)
- Member, UT Dallas ROTA selection committee (2017)
- Member, selection committee for President's Award for Undergraduate Teaching for Tenured/Tenure-track and Contingent Faculty (2017)
- Site coordinator, North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) Dallas site (2009-2019)
- National Science Foundation CISE IIS review panel (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2019)
- Information officer, SIGHAN (2014-2018)
- Journal referee
[I am overwhelmed with reviewing and cannot accept journal review requests at this time unless they are from TACL.]
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- CS 4365: Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- CS 4365HON: Artificial Intelligence Honors (Spring 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- CS 4375: Introduction to Machine Learning (Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; 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)
- 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 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).