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PhD Students, Postdocs, and Visiting Scholars


Marianna Apidianaki
Visiting Scholar
Centre national de la recherche scientifique

Anietie Andy
Visiting Postdoc
Howard University

Derry Wijaya
Postdoc
University of Pennsylvania

Jie Gao
PhD Student
University of Pennsylvania

Reno Kriz
PhD Student
University of Pennsylvania

Anne Cocos
PhD Student
University of Pennsylvania

Ellie Pavlick
PhD Student
University of Pennsylvania

Juri Ganitkevitch
PhD Student
Johns Hopkins University

Courtney Napoles
PhD Student
Johns Hopkins University

Jonny Weese
PhD Student
Johns Hopkins University

Undergraduate/Masters RAs


Grace Arnold
Undergraduate
Project: Crowdsourcing and Machine Learining

Jack Liu
Undergraduate
Project: Learning Meronyms

Jessica Li
Undergraduate
Project: Chinese Paraphrases

Jianging Wang
Undergraduate
Project: Machine Translation

John Hewitt
Undergraduate
Project: Bilingual lexicon induction

Sara Dwyer
Undergraduate
Project: Machine Translation

Veronica Wharton
Undergraduate
Project: Scalar Adjectives

Victoria Xiao
Undergraduate
Project: Monolingual alignment

Brendan Callahan
Master's Student
Project: Images and Text

Devanshu Jain
Master's Student
Project: Transliteration

Sneha Rajana
Master's Student
Project: Learning Antonyms

Xiao Ling
Master's Student
Project: Scalar Adjectives

Undergraduate Project Teams

Visualizing Relations in the Paraphrase Database

Trending Topics on Wikipedia


Abhiti Prabahar

Alice Serfati

Cristina Bustamant

Sierra Yit

Past PhD Students


Ann Irvine
Graduated from Johns Hopkins University, July 2014
Thesis: Using Comparable Corpora to Augment Low Resource Statistical Machine Translation Models
Advisor: Chris Callison-Burch
Current position: Principal Data Scientist at RedOwl Analytics

Xuchen Yao
Graduated from Johns Hopkins University, July 2014
Thesis: Feature-Driven Question Answering with Natural Language Alignment
Advisors: Benjamin Van Durme and Chris Callison-Burch
Current position: Founder of startup KITT.AI incubated at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)

Omar Zaidan
Graduated from Johns Hopkins University, April 2012
Thesis: Crowdsourcing Annotation for Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing Tasks
Advisor: Chris Callison-Burch
Current position: Bing team at Microsoft

Lane Schwartz
Graduated from University of Minnesota, February 2012
Thesis: An Incremental Syntactic Language Model for Statistical Phrase-based Translation
Advisors: William Schuler and Chris Callison-Burch
Current position: Assistant Professor at UIUC Linguistics Dept.

Past Postdocs


Wei Xu
Current position: Assistant Professor at Ohio State University

Matt Post
Current position: Research Scientist at Human Language Technology Center of Excellence

Alex Klementiev
Current position: Senior Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon