Vincent Ng

Professor of Computer Science
Human Language Technology Research Institute
University of Texas at Dallas

Contact Information

Office hours for Fall 2019:
   Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 PM
   By appointment only
Note: I won't have office hours on August 26 and 28.)

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 | Miscellaneous ]

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.

Coreference researchers: 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.

Upcoming Events

  • 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-DATAIA Symposium, Kyoto, Japan (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:

Professional Activities


  • CS 4365: Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; Fall 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).

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