First-year Ph.D. students: If you are looking for a thesis advisor, feel free to email me.
UT Dallas CS undergrads: If you received an A or A+ in one or more of my courses (or an A- or above in my honors course) and are interested in the Ph.D. program, feel free to come talk to me.
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: