Vincent Ng

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

Contact Information

Office hours for Summer 2020:
   Currently none; will resume when the Fall 2020 semester begins

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 ]

Coreference researchers: Consider submitting your work to the COLING 2020 Workshop on Computational Models of Reference, Anaphora and Coreference (CRAC 2020).

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

  • 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, 2020; Fall 2019)
  • CS 4365HON: Artificial Intelligence Honors (Spring 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • CS 4375: Introduction to Machine Learning (Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020; 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 ranking of CS departments based on the number of top conference publications
  • CSRankings by citation: a ranking of CS departments based on the number of citations
  • 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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