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Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

NLP Faculty

Program Director

Marilyn Walker

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

mawalker@ucsc.edu

Executive Director

Adwait Ratnaparki

Adwait Ratnaparkhi

Lecturer, Computer Science and Engineering

adratnap@ucsc.edu

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Flanigan

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

jmflanig@ucsc.edu

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dilek Hakkani-Tür

Dilek Hakkani-Tür

Senior Principal Scientist

Amazon Alexa AI

dhakkani@ucsc.edu

Visiting Professor

Jalal Mahmud

Dr. Jalal Mahmud

Researcher, Manager, Master Inventor and Academy of Technology Member

IBM Almaden Research

jumahmud@ucsc.edu

Computational Models of Dialogue

Conversational Agents

Natural Language Processing

Models of Expressive & Stylistic Variation in Language

 Conversational Systems

Computational Advertising

Machine Learning

Semantic Parsing

Language Generation from Semantic Structures

Deep Learning & Machine Learning

Machine Translation

Conversational AI

Natural Language & Speech Processing

Spoken Dialogue Systems

Machine Learning for Language Processing

Applied Machine Learning

Data Mining

Computational User Modeling

Intelligent User Interface

Web Analytics


Pranav Anand

Pranav Anand
Professor, Linguistics
panand@ucsc.edu

Luca de Alfaro
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
luca@ucsc.edu

Jean Fox Tree

Jean E Fox Tree
Professor, Psychology
foxtree@ucsc.edu

Lise Getoor
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
getoor@ucsc.edu

Yang Liu
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
yangliu@ucsc.edu

Computational Linguistics

Discourse

Pragmatics

Semantics

Crowdsourcing

Reputation Systems

Game Theory & Incentives

Models of Spontaneous Language

Human Computer Interaction

Language Processing

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Information Extraction

Data Science for Social Good

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Crowdsourcing

Fairness & Security in AI

 

Narges Norouzi
Teaching Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
nanorouz@ucsc.edu

Xin Eric Wang

Xin Eric Wang
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
xwang366@ucsc.edu

Yi Zhang
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
yiz@soe.ucsc.edu

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Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Embodied AI

Grounded Natural Language Processing

Computer Vision

Machine Learning

Conversational Search & Recommendation

Information Retrieval

Text Mining

Machine Learning

 

Industry Advisory Board

The Industry Advisory Board consists of scientists and practitioners working in NLP in industry with a broad view of the field. The industry advisory board provides input on the academic aspects of the program and helps ensure that the program curriculum provides the training that industry wants and needs in the NLP area. 


Srinivas Bangalore

Srinivas Bangalore

VP AI Research

Interactions LLC

Valeria de Paiva

Valeria de Paiva

AI and Mathematics Research Scientist

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Bill Dolan

Bill Dolan

Manager of NLP Group

Microsoft Research

Ozlem Kalinli

Ozlem Kalinli

Research Scientist Manager

Facebook

Zornitsa Kozareva

Zornitsa Kozareva

Senior Manager & Leader

Facebook AI

 

Yunyao Li

Yunyao Li

Senior Research Manager

IBM

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François Mairesse

François Mairesse

Machine Learning Manager

Amazon

Partha Parthasarathy

Sarangarajan (Partha) Parthasarathy

Principal Scientist

Microsoft

Delip Rao

Delip Rao

VP of Research

AI Foundation

 

Sujith Ravi

Sujith Ravi

Director

Amazon Alexa AI

Monica Rogati

Monica Rogati

Data Science and AI Advisor

 

Ananth Sankar

Ananth Sankar

Principal Staff Engineer

LinkedIn

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Hadar Shemtov

Hadar Shemtov

Head of NLG

Google

Amanda Stent

Amanda Stent

NLP Architect

Bloomberg

Gokhan Tur

Gokhan Tur

Director of Conversational AI

Amazon

 

Program Contacts

 

Professor Marilyn Walker
Program Chair

mawalker@ucsc.edu
831-459-1058
Engineering 2, Room 267

Dr. Adwait Ratnaparkhi
Executive Director

adratnap@ucsc.edu
Bowers Building
UCSC, Silicon Valley Campus

Jay Noh
Program Assistant

nlp@ucsc.edu
Bowers Building
UCSC, Silicon Valley Campus

Emelye Neff
Graduate Student Advisor

cse-gradadvising@ucsc.edu
Engineering 2, Suite 595