PRESENT

                                    Assistant Professor,  Department of Information Science, Cornell University                                  



PAST

                                    Faculty, Max Planck Institute SWS

                                    Postdoctoral researcher, Stanford University, Computer Science and Linguistics

                                    PhD,  Cornell University, Computer Science



NEWS

                                    Best paper award at the IJCAI workshop on NLP Meets Journalism


                                    Our tie-breaker paper was covered by Pacific Standard Magazine                             


                                    Released the Intelligence Squared Debate Dataset


                                    Released a dataset of tennis post-game interviews


                                    Our work on betrayal was featured in the print version of the The Wall Street Journal


                                    Our work on antisocial behavior was featured on BBC


                                    Our work on winning arguments was covered by Washington Post, New York Magazine and others                               


                                    Our work on betrayal was covered by Science News, CNN, New York Magazine and others

                                   

                                    Our work on media bias and quoting patterns was covered by Science News                                  


                                    Our work on antisocial behavior was covered by The Daily Dot, The Guardian, Wired and others                         


                                    Check out how the media quotes Obama in our QUOTUS interactive visualization                                   


                                    More DATA, MEDIA COVERAGE, TALKS and older NEWS

                                   


UPCOMING TALKS

                                    Brown Bag @ Cornell CS, August 30

                                   

                                    Invited talk at the LTI Colloquium @ CMU, Pittsburg, September 30

 

                                    Keynote at SocialNLP @ EMNLP, Austin, November 1


                                    Keynote at NLP+CSS @ EMNLP, Austin, November 5


                                    Tutorial on Extracting Social Signals Using NLP @ NIPS, Barcelona, December 5, with Lillian Lee



TEACHING

                                    Fall 2016: Natural Language Processing and Social Interaction (CS/INFO 6742)


                                    Spring 2016: Language and Information (INFO/CS 4300)


                                    Fall 2015: Natural Language Processing and Social Interaction (CS 6742), with Lillian Lee


                                    Spring 2015: Language and Information (INFO/CS 4300)


                                                    

PUBLICATIONS

                                    Conversational Markers of Constructive Discussions

                                    Vlad Niculae and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of NAACL, 2016.


                                    Conversational flow in Oxford-style debates

                                    Justine Zhang, Ravi Kumar, Sujith Ravi, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of NAACL, 2016. Short paper.


                                    Message impartiality in social media discussions

                                    Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Krishna Gummadi, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM, 2016.


                                    Winning arguments: Interaction dynamics and persuasion strategies in good-faith online discussions

                                    Chenhao Tan, Vlad Niculae, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2016.


                                    Tie-breaker: Using language models to quantify gender bias in sports journalism

                                    Liye Fu, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee

                                    Proceedings of the IJCAI workshop on NLP meets Journalism, 2016.

                                    Best Paper Award


                                    Linguistic Harbingers of Betrayal:  A Case Study on an Online Strategy Game

                                    Vlad Niculae, Srijan Kumar, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2015.

                                   

                                    QUOTUS: The Structure of Political Media Coverage as Revealed by Quoting Patterns

                                    Vlad Niculae*, Caroline Suen*, Justine Zhang*, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Jure Leskovec

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2015.


                                    Antisocial Behavior in Online Discussion Communities

                                    Justin Cheng, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Jure Leskovec

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM, 2015.

                                    Honorable Mention


                                    Brighter than Gold: Figurative Language in User Generated Comparisons

                                    Vlad Niculae and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of EMNLP, 2014.


                                    People on Drugs: Credibility of User Statements in Health Communities

                                    Subhabrata Mukherjee, Gerhard Weikum, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of KDD, 2014.

                                   

                                    How to Ask for a Favor: A Case Study on the Success of Altruistic Requests

                                    Tim Althoff, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Dan Jurafsky

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM, 2014.


                                    How Community Feedback Shapes User Behavior

                                    Justin Cheng, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Jure Leskovec

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM, 2014.


                                    No country for old members: User lifecycle and linguistic change in online communities

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Robert West, Dan Jurafsky, Jure Leskovec, Christopher Potts

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2013.

                                    Best Paper Award


                                    A computational approach to politeness with application to social factors

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Moritz Sudhof, Dan Jurafsky, Jure Leskovec, Christopher Potts

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2013.

                                    Nominated for the Best Paper Award


                                    Linguistic Models for Analyzing and Detecting Biased Language

                                    Marta Recasens, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Dan Jurafsky

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2013.


                                    Characterizing and Curating Conversation Threads: Expansion, Focus, Volume, Re-entry

                                    Lars Backstrom, Jon Kleinberg, Lillian Lee, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of WSDM, 2013.

                                    

                                    Echoes of power:  Language effects and power differences in social interaction

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee, Bo Pang and Jon Kleinberg.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2012.


                                    You had me at hello:  How phrasing affects memorability

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Justin Cheng, Jon Kleinberg and Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2012.

                                   

                                    A computational approach to linguistic coordination    

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Ph.D. Thesis, Cornell University, 2012.


                                    Mark my words!  Linguistic style accommodation in social media.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Michael Gamon and Susan Dumais.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2011.


                                    Chameleons in Imagined Conversations:

                                    A new Approach to Understanding Coordination of Linguistic Style in Dialogs.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, 2011.


                                    Competing for users' attention: On the interplay between organic and sponsored search results.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Andrei Broder, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josifovski, Bo Pang.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2010.


                                    Don't ‘have a clue’? Unsupervised co-learning of downward-entailing operators.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2010. Short paper.


                                    For the sake of simplicity: Experiments with unsupervised extraction of lexical simplifications.

                                    Mark Yatskar, Bo Pang, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of NAACL HLT, 2010. Short paper.


                                    Without a ‘doubt’? Unsupervised discovery of downward-entailing operators.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee and Richard Ducott.

                                    Proceedings of NAACL HLT, 2009.


                                    How opinions are received by online communities: A case study on Amazon.com helpfulness votes.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Gueorgi Kossinets, Jon Kleinberg and Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2009.



RESEARCH GROUPS

                                    PhD students: Liye Fu, Justine Zhang

                                    Co-authors

                                    Natural Language Processing

                                    Machine Learning

                                    Artificial Intelligence




                                                                                                     



CONTACT

                                    cristian@cs.cornelloedu


                                    Office hours: Tuesdays 4pm-5pm --- You need to make an appointment here


                                    Cornell University

                                    209 Gates Hall

                                    Ithaca, NY 14853

                                    USA


                                    Physical location in Google Maps

                                    Room 209

 

Cristian   Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil