Lyle H. Ungar - Biography

Dr. Lyle Ungar is a Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from MIT. Dr. Ungar directed Penn's Executive Masters of Technology Management (EMTM) Program for a decade, and served as Associate Director of the Penn Center for BioInformatics (PCBI). He has published over 200 articles and holds eleven patents. His current research focuses on statistical natural language processing, spectral methods, and the use of social media to understand the psychology of individuals and communities.

While a student at Sloan, Dr. Ungar worked as a strategic business analyst at the Boston Consulting Group. Since coming to Penn in 1984, he has consulted for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies on strategic use of information technology in areas including data mining, information retrieval, online auction design, expert systems, and e-commerce.

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