We are the members of the UMass Natural Language Processing lab in CICS! This page contains current faculty, postdocs, PhD students, and alumni. See also our broader list of multidisciplinary affiliates.

Faculty

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Laure Thompson

Cultural analytics, interpretability, data-centric interventions

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Mohit Iyyer

Text generation, QA, representation learning, narratives

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Brendan O'Connor

Computational social science, social factors in NLP

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Andrew McCallum

Machine learning, information extraction, knowledge bases


Postdocs


PhD students


Alumni

Some recent and past UMass NLP alumni. (Incomplete list - still under construction. See also IESL alumni list.)

  • Abram Handler (PhD, expected 2021) → Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Katherine Keith (PhD, expected 2021) → Young Investigator, AI2 (starting 2021) → Assistant Professor, Williams College (starting 2022)
  • Tim O'Gorman (Postdoc, 2019-2020) → Senior Research Scientist, Thorn
  • Pedram Rooshenas (Postdoc, 2020) → Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Luke Vilnis (PhD, 2020) → Research Scientist, Google
  • Su Lin Blodgett (PhD, 2020) → Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • Jeffrey Flanigan (Postdoc, 2018-2019) → Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Pat Verga (PhD, 2019) → Research Scientist, Google
  • Emma Strubell (PhD, 2019) → Visiting Researcher, Facebook AI Research → Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Arvind Neelakantan (PhD, 2017) → Research Scientist, Google Brain → Research Lead, OpenAI
  • David Belanger (PhD, 2017) → Research Scientist, Google Brain
  • Sameer Singh (PhD, 2014) → Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington → Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine
  • Laura Dietz (Postdoc, 2010-2012) → … → Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire
  • David Mimno (PhD, 2012) → CRA Computing Innovation Fellow, Princeton University → Associate Professor, Cornell University
  • Sebastian Riedel (Postdoc, 2009-2011) → … → Researcher, Facebook AI Research and Professor, University College London
  • Hanna Wallach (Postdoc, 2007-2010) → … → Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Adjunct Associate Professor, UMass Amherst
  • Charles Sutton (PhD, 2008) → … → Research Scientist, Google AI and Associate Professor at University of Edinburgh
  • Gideon Mann (Postdoc, 2007) → … → Head of Data Science, Bloomberg
  • Ellen Riloff (PhD, 1994, advisor Wendy Lehnert) → … → Professor, University of Utah
  • Claire Cardie (PhD, 1994, advisor Wendy Lehnert) → … → Professor, Cornell University