Computational Linguistics and Information Processing

Recent Accomplishments in the last 12 months

Jordan Boyd-Graber

Wrote 300 papers and 300 programs.

Hal Daume III

Supervised an endless string of graduate students and made cupcakes.

David Doermann

Submitted gazillion proposals.

Bonnie Dorr

Funded ginormous numbers of proposals.

Naomi Feldman

Same as Jordan.

Jimmy Lin

What else ... tweeted and mapped and reduced.

Doug Oard

Something to do with being a fearless lab leader and deanish stuff.

Louiqa Raschid

PattArAn: NSF grant. Collaboration with plant biologists at the University of Maryland. 
  Potential contributions to the Arabidopsis community.
SM3: NSF grant. Social media modeling, prediction and recommendation. 
  Multiple papers in collaboration with Shanchan Wu and Hassan Sayyadi and 
  Smith colleague - Bill Rand and Yogesh Joshi and Liye Ma and Prem Swaroop .
PAnG: Tool for graph data mining of annotated graph datasets. 
  Collaboration with Samir Khuller and multiple papers. 
  Mentoring of several undergraduate students.
Next Generation Financial Cyberinfrastructure: Workshops in July 2010 and July 2012
  sponsored by the NSF and CRA/CCC.

Philip Resnik

Desperately trying to remember that he's on sabbatical.


  • Was really pleased to be included among those quoted in discussions by the Wall Street Journal's "Numbers Guy", Carl Bialik, about mining Twitter for public opinion, including both the print column and the accompanying blog post.

Talks and Meetings

  • Gave an invited keynote talk, "Computer Assisted Coding and Beyond: An Academic's Adventures with Clinical Natural Language Processing in the Real World", at the ACL/HLT 2011 BioNLP Workshop

Research Awards

  • Awarded National Science Foundation funding for a new project in computational political science in collaboration with computer scientist Noah Smith (CMU) and political scientists Amber Boydstun (UC Davis) and Justin Gross (UNC Chapel Hill). The project will develop new computational modeling methods, grounded in data-driven computational linguistics, aimed at improving the scientific understanding of how issues are framed by political elites, the media, and the public.
  • Awarded DARPA funding for a pilot project on advanced analysis of social media in collaboration with BBN and Converseon, Inc.
  • Student poster entitled Using Monolingual Crowds to Improve Translation, presented by Yakov Kronrod (Linguistics), featuring work by Yakov, Chang Hu (CS), Olivia Buzek (CS and Linguistics undergrad, now a PhD student at JHU), and Alexander J. Quinn (CS) on our monolingual translation project (collaboration with Ben Bederson) was named the winning poster in the Math, Technology, and Engineering category at the 2011 AAAS Student Poster Competition.