Education

Harvard University, Division of Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Sept 1991 - June 1995
Thesis: Interpreting Cohesive Forms in the Context of Discourse Inference

Harvard University, Division of Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA

S.M. in Computer Science (June 1994)

University of Pennsylvania, Moore School of Electrical Engineering,
Philadelphia, PA

B.S.E. in Computer Science and Engineering, Sept 1984 - May 1988

 

Positions Held

University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, March 2000 -
present.

Professor, Department of Linguistics, July 2008 - present.
Chair, Department of Linguistics, July 2009 - June 2014.
Acting Director, Linguistics Language Program, Spring 2013.
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, July 2003 - June 2008.
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, March 2000 - June 2003.

SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, July 1995 - March 2000.

Senior Computer Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Center.

Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA, June 1994 - July 1994.

Consultant, Natural Language Theory and Technology Group.

Sun Microsystems Laboratories Inc., Chelmsford, MA, May 1993 -
December 1993.

Student Intern, Speech Applications Group.

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, May 1992 - August 1992.

Summer Intern, Machine Translation Group.

Harvard University, Division of Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA,
September 1991 - June 1995.

Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science.

Systems Research and Applications (SRA) Corp., Arlington, VA,
June 1988 - July 1991.

Manager, NLP Initiatives Department, Intelligent Information Systems Division.

BDM Corporation, Arlington, VA, May 1987 - August 1987.

Research Assistant, Artificial Intelligence Applications Group.


Grants

UC San Diego

"Novel Information Gathering and Harvesting Techniques for Intelligence in Global Autonomous Language Environments (NIGHTINGALE)" Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), 2005-2006 (UCSD PI).

"Leveraging Minimal Training Data to Improve Information Extraction Performance", National Security Agency (NSA), 2000-2002, $120,689 (UCSD PI).

"Multimodal Access to Spatial Data", National Science Foundation (NSF), 2000-2001, $28,999 (UCSD PI; continuation of SRI grant of same name).

SRI International

"Multimodal Access to Spatial Data", National Science Foundation, 1997-2000, $748,423 (co-PI with Jerry Hobbs).

``Breaking the Information Extraction Barrier'', Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), 1997-1999, $629,965 (co-PI with Jerry Hobbs).

 

Professional Service

Editorial and Review Boards

Associate Editor, Journal of Logic and Computation (Corner on Language and Computation; 2011-present)

Associate Editor, Research on Language and Computation (2007-2010)

Editorial Board, Linguistic Issues in Language Technology (2014-present)

Editorial Board, French Review of English Linguistics (2011-present)

Editorial Board, Journal of Semantics (2009-present)

Editorial Board, Semantics and Pragmatics (2007-present)

Editorial Board, Journal of Algorithms in Cognition, Informatics, and Logic (2008-2009)

Editorial Board, Computational Linguistics (1999-2001)

Guest Editorial Board, Computational Linguistics Special Issue on Anaphora and Ellipsis Resolution

Review Board, International Journal of Applied Intelligence (1998)

Conference and Workshop Organization

Tutorial Co-Chair, 2004 Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and Human Technology Conference (HLT/NAACL-2004)

Organizing Committee, Twelfth Annual Semantics and Linguistic Theory conference (SALT-12)

Organizer (with Daniel Jurafsky), LSA-2000 workshop entitled ``Computational Linguistics in the Linguistics Curriculum''

Organizer (with Andreas Stolcke), ACL-99 workshop entitled ``Unsupervised Learning in Natural Language Processing''

Program Committees

Area Chair for Discourse, Coreference & Pragmatics, 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2013)

2012 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial-2012)

2012 Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB-17)

2011 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial-2011)

8th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC-2011)

48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2010)

7th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC-2009)

20th Annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing (CUNY-2007)

6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC-2007)

Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2005)

ACL-2004 Workshop on Discourse Annotation

5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC-2004)

5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDial-2004)

40th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2002)

ACL-2002 Workshop on Effective Tools and Methodologies for Teaching NLP and CL

Second Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-2001, Senior Program Committee)

18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2000)

Joint SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Very Large Corpora (EMNLP/VLC-2000)

37th Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-99), Thematic Sessions

Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98)

Sixth Workshop on Very Large Corpora (WVLC-98)

AAAI-98 Workshop on Representations for Multi-modal Human-Computer Interaction

31st Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-93), Student Session

Committees

Executive Committee, Interdisciplinary Training Program in Language, Communication, and the Brain, Center for Research in Language, UCSD

Executive Board, North American Chapter of The Association for Computational Linguistics (2005-2006)

Nominating Committee, North American Chapter of The Association for Computational Linguistics (2000-2001, 2007-2009; Chair, 2001; 2009)

Committee on Computing, Linguistic Society of America (1997-2000; 2004-2005)

Journal Reviewing

Artificial Intelligence Journal

Canadian Journal of Philosophy

Cognition

Cognitive Linguistics

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Science

Computational Linguistics

Discourse Processes

Functions of Language

International Journal of Applied Intelligence

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Journal of Language, Logic, and Information

Journal of Linguistics

Journal of Memory and Language

Journal of Pragmatics

Journal of Semantics

Language

Language and Cognitive Processes

Language and Linguistics Compass

Language Resources and Evaluation

Linguistic Analysis

Linguistic Inquiry

Linguistic Issues in Language Technology

Linguistics

Linguistics and Philosophy

Machine Learning

Memory and Cognition

Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Natural Language Engineering

Natural Language Semantics

Philosophical Studies

Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Research on Computation and Language

Studia Linguistica

Semantics and Pragmatics

WIREs Cognitive Science

Ad-Hoc Conference Reviewing

Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP): 2007, 2010, 2011

Association for Computational Linguistics: 1997, 1997 (ANLP), 2003, 2005

CUNY Sentence Processing Conference: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

International Congress of Linguists: 2008, 2012

International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP): 2008

Linguistic Society of America (LSA): 2008, 2009, 2012 (Prince Session)

Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT): 2003, 2004, 2005

Sinn und Bedeutung: 2006

West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL): 2003, 2005, 2006

Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL): 2007

Grant Reviewing

National Science Foundation

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research