Students

Current

  • William Foland, PhD student, Computer Science


Alumni

Nicholas Dronen, Correcting Writing Errors with Convolutional Neural Networks, PhD, Computer Science, 2016.

Adeeb Noor, Characterization of Drug-Drug Interactions through Statistical Inference and Semantic Web Technologies,  PhD, Computer Science, 2015.

Ifeyinwa Okoye, Building an Educational Recommender System based on Conceptual Change Learning Theory to Improve Students' Understanding of Science Concepts, PhD, Computer Science, 2013. Co-advised with Tammy Sumner.

Franco Salvetti, (PhD, 2012),  Detecting deception in text: a corpus-driven approach. Now Principal Architect, Microsoft Bing.

Dan Cer, (PhD, 2011), Parameterizing phrase based statistical machine translation models: an analytic study. Co-advised with Dan Jurafsky. Now at Google.

Greg Brown, (MS, 2011), Relation extraction on the J.D. Power and Associates sentiment corpus. Now at Wordpress. 

Chih How Bong, (PhD, 2011), Exploring the semantic meaning of constructs that lead to human decisions. Now Assistant Professor, University of Malaysia, Sarawak. 

Philipp Wetzler, (PhD, 2010), Computational Models of Quality for Educational Digital Resource Assessment. Now at Google.

Praful Mangalath, (PhD, 2010),  The Construction of Meaning - The Role of Context in Corpus-based Approaches to Language Modeling.  Now at Intel Labs.

Kirill Kireyev, (PhD, 2010), Application of Distributional Vector Space Models to Modeling Psycholinguistic Phenomena. Now at Instagrok.

Brian Locke, (Senior thesis, 2009), Named Entity Recognition: Adapting to Microblogging

Donghun Shin, (MS, 2009),  Maximum Entropy-Based Korean Word Sense Disambiguation.

Rodney Nielsen, (PhD, 2008), Learner answer assessment in Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Co-advised with Wayne Ward. Now Assistant Professor, University of North Texas.

Ying Chen, (Phd, 2008), Robust unsupervised named-entity disambiguation. Now Assistant Professor, Chinese Agricultural University. 

Steven Bethard, (PhD, 2007), Finding event, temporal and causal structure in text: A machine learning approach.  Now Assistant Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham.

Ken Griest, (MS, 2007), An analysis of features used to train entity mention detection and coreference resolution classifiers. Now at Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

Scott Williams, (Senior Thesis, 2006), Summaries of Wikipedia deletion discussions: a shallow semantic approach. Now at Google.

Sameer Pradhan, (PhD, 2005), Automatic Semantic Role Labeling,  BBN. Co-Advised with Wayne Ward. Now Instructor Harvard Medical School, Associate Research Scientist, Boston Children’s Hospital.

Noah Coccaro, (PhD, 2005), Latent Semantic Analysis as a Tool to Improve Automatic Speech Recognition Performance, now at Google. Co-advised with Dan Jurafsky. 

Ben Douglas, (MS, 2005), Using semantic role labeling to improve automatic question answering. Now at Google.

Mona Diab, (Postdoc, 2003), now Associate Professor, Georgetown University.

Patrick Schone,  (PhD,  2001), Toward Knowledge-Free Induction of Machine-Readable Dictionaries. Co-advised with Dan Jurafsky.

Laura Mather,  (PhD, 1998), Enhancing Cluster-based retrieval through linear algebra.

Michael Jones,  (PhD, 1997), Spoken Language Help for High Functionality Computer Systems, now at Mobile Productivity Inc.

Jeanine Ponzini Cook, (MS, 1996),  Augmentative and Alternative Communications: A Solution to the Rate-Enhancement Problem, now Associate Professor, New Mexico State University.

Patrick Juola, (PhD,  1995), METLA: Example-Based Induction of Transfer Functions for Machine Translation, now Professor at Duquesne University.

Sergei Rodionov, (Postdoc, 1994-2000), now at NOAA.

Keith Vander Linden (PhD, 1993), Speaking of Actions: Choosing Rhetorical Status and Grammatical Form in Instructional Text Generation, now Professor at Calvin College.

Jairo Munoz, (PhD, 1993),  Analysis of Process Variation in the Presence of Uncertainty. Co-advised with P. Ostwald.

Jeffrey Hampton,  (MS 1993), Question-Answering in Library Information Systems, now at Sandia National Labs.