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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.
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:
- Local organizer, North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) Dallas site (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
- National Science Foundation CISE IIS review panel (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016)
- Information officer, SIGHAN (2014-2017)
- Journal editorial boards
- Recent conference committees
- Best Paper Award Committee, 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016)
- Steering Committee, 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2017)
- Senior Program Committee, Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2017)
- Student Scholarship Chair and Student Volunteer Coordinator, 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in NLP (EMNLP 2016)
- Area Chair, 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016)
- Senior Program Committee, Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2016)
- EMNLP 2016 Tutorial (Nov 1): Advanced Markov Logic Techniques for Scalable Joint Inference in NLP (with D. Venugopal and V. Gogate)
- IJCAI 2016 Tutorial (July 11): Coreference Resolution: Successes and Challenges
- 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)
- Journal referee
[I am overwhelmed with reviewing and cannot accept journal review requests at this time unless they are from CL.]
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- 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, 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
- Microsoft Academic Search's ranked list of North American organizations in natural language and speech based on field rating in the last 10 years and 5 years.
- I am the professor of artificial intelligence for the undergrads. I have had some good times with them in events like this and this.
- Wanna solve some puzzles? Here is one for you.
- 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).