The HLTCOE is an academic-leaning, sponsor-focused research center. HLTCOE researchers are dedicated to exploring and developing innovative human language technology capabilities. They work locally in a collaborative fashion with peers, Johns Hopkins professors, graduate students and undergraduate students. They attend conferences and workshops for researchers in their fields of expertise. They have appointments as research faculty professors at Johns Hopkins University, where they teach and advise students who are working on Masters and PhD programs. They develop and extend their networks of professional contacts worldwide.