Alumni

James Baker 

Former HLTCOE Director of Research, 2007-2009.

Founder of Dragon Systems

 

Shane Bergsma

Former Post-Doctoral Researcher. Natural Language Processing.

 

Michael Bloodgood

Former Postdoctoral Researcher, now Assistant Professor at The College of New Jersey. Machine Learning, including active learning; natural language processing, including information extraction and machine translation.

 

Chris Callison-Burch

Former Principal Research Scientist, Lead, Machine Translation. Now Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Ken Church

Former Chief Scientist, now at IBM Research. His work has spanned many areas of computational linguistics including: acoustics, speech recognition, speech synthesis, OCR, phonetics, phonology, morphology, word-sense disambiguation, spelling correction, terminology, translation, lexicography, information retrieval, compression, language modeling and text analysis.

 

Pascal Clark

Former post-doctoral researcher, robust signal processing for automatic speech detection and enhancement. Now at Apple.

 

Glen Coopersmith

Former Research Scientist. Now CEO (and founder) of Qntfy.

 

Bonnie Dorr

Former HLTCOE Principal Research Scientist. Previously at DARPA, now at the Florida Institue for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC).  On leave from position at University of Maryland, College Park as Professor in Department of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Research and Graduate Education, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences and College of Chemical and Life Sciences.

 

Matt Gormley

Former Post-Doctoral Researcher, natural language processing and machine learning. Now faculty at Caregine Mellon University.

 

Mary Harper

Former HLTCOE Principal Research Scientist; Affiliate Research Professor, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMD. Computer modeling of spoken human communication focusing on integration of multiple types of knowledge sources, including lexical, syntactic, prosodic, and visual sources (e.g., integration of speech and text, as well as speech, gesture, and gaze; structured language models; Chinese language processing; induction of hierarchical structure for classification of documents and images). Now – Program Manager, IARPA.

 

Aren Jansen

Former Research Scientist, now at Google Research.

 

Damianos Karakos

Former Research Scientist. Statistical and information-theoretic aspects of speech recognition and NLP, language modeling, document categorization, and techniques for cross-instance tuning of statistical models.

 

Ed Loper

Former Senior Research Scientist.  Now at Google Research.

 

Adam Lopez

Former Research Scientist.  Now faculty at University of Edinburgh.

 

Margaret Mitchell

Former Post-Doctoral Researcher, natural language processing.  Previously at Microsoft Research, now at Google Research.

 

Scott Olsson

Former Research Scientist. Now Assistant Professor of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences at Wyoming Catholic College.

 

Christine Piatko

Former Principal Research Scientist; Assistant Research Professor, Computer Science. Computational geometry, information visualization, information retrieval. Now at JHU Applied Physics Laboratory.

 

Rick Rose

Former Sabbatical. McGill University.

 

Veselin Stoyanov

Former Postdoctoral Researcher, Opinion Analysis, Coreference Resolution, Iinformation Extraction and Learning in probabilistic graphical models. Now at Facebook.

 

Josh Vogelstein

Former Postdoctoral Researcher. Now Visiting Assistant Professor at Department of Mathematics at Duke.

 

Chris White

Former Postdoctoral Researcher, Electrical Engineering, Harvard. Semi-supervised learning, confidence estimation, automatic speech recognition, multilingual conversational large vocabulary continuous speech recognition. Now at Microsoft.

 

Theresa Wilson

Senior Research Scientist. Language understanding.

 

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