Cornell University

LMSS @ Cornell Tech: Noah Smith (University of Washington)

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

TATA INNOVATION CENTER, TATA 131

Learning Machines Seminar Series

ABSTRACT 

TBD 

 

BIO

Noah Smith is a Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, as well as a Senior Research Manager at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Language Technologies and Machine Learning in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2006 and his B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Maryland in 2001. His research interests include statistical natural language processing, machine learning, and applications of natural language processing, especially to the social sciences. His book, Linguistic Structure Prediction, covers many of these topics. He has served on the editorial boards of the journalsComputational Linguistics (2009–2011), Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (2011–present), and Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2012–present), as the secretary-treasurer of SIGDAT (2012–2015 and 2018–present), and as program co-chair of ACL 2016. Alumni of his research group, Noah's ARK, are international leaders in NLP in academia and industry; in 2017 UW's Sounding Board team won the inaugural Amazon Alexa Prize. Smith's work has been recognized with a UW Innovation award (2016–2018), a Finmeccanica career development chair at CMU (2011–2014), an NSF CAREER award (2011–2016), a Hertz Foundation graduate fellowship (2001–2006), numerous best paper nominations and awards, and coverage by NPR, BBC, CBC, New York TimesWashington Post, and Time.

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Seminar

Departments

Cornell Tech - NYC

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CornellTech, CornellTechCommunity, CornellTechLMSS, CornellTechResearch

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Contact E-Mail

aa2677@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Angy Altamirano

Speaker

Noah Smith

Speaker Affiliation

University of Washington

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