The crudest curriculum vitae crows and flaps its wings in a style
peculiar to the undersigner.
I doubt whether you can even give your telephone
number without giving something of yourself.
–Nabokov, Nikolai Gogol
Professor (having previously assisted and associated), Department of Computer Science,
A.B. Cornell 1993, math and computer
science; Ph.D. Harvard 1997, computer science.
Note to prospective PhD applicants, 2013-2014 application season: I am interested in taking students, but I am not replying to direct emails. I know that sounds weird, but here's why.
I used to always reply personally and individually to emails from interesting-sounding people asking about graduate study with me. But one year, I checked up and it turned out that none of the people I answered ended up applying! What I learned from this is that I'm somehow really quite bad at conveying my sincere enthusiasm --- maybe this has something to do with my tendency towards overly long sentences --- and so let me just say this: if you've made it to the end of this paragraph and think natural language processing, social interaction, and/or my papers seem like a lot of fun to you, please apply!!
Professional recognition and activities
- Current: CS6742, Natural language processing and social interaction
Spring 2014: CS1110, Intro to computing using Python, co-taught with Steve Marschner
Both fall and spring: NLP
seminar, AI seminar
- Selected past courses:
- Computation, information,
and intelligence (CS 1700, aka 172, S07)
- Natural language processing and social interaction, co-piloted by
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil (CS6742 S11)
- Advanced language technologies, with more emphasis than other runnings
language modeling, CFGs and TAGS, less on other applications: F07 (a
generally quite strong set of
student-authored lecture guides with problems),
- Intro to computing using Java (CS1110, F10)
, co-taught with David
- Introduction to computing using Python, (CS1110, SP13), co-taught with Steve Marschner
- Some even older courses of potential interest: Natural language processing
Statistical natural language processing: Models and methods (CS775
Contact and availability info
Actual coordinates: 4152 Upson Hall, email
, phone 607-255-8119
Mailing address is Department
Science, Cornell University, 4130 Upson Hall,
Ithaca, NY 14853-7501
Administrative assistant: Maria Witlox, Upson 4146, 5-3313,
office hours (i.e., no appointment necessary): check this Google calendar link; re-check 12 hours in
advance for changes.
- To make an appointment for a time other than my drop-in office hours, send me
that includes several options for time slots during business hours. Due to prior department/class commitments, I am generally not available Mon 12-1:30, Tu until 1 or 2-4, Wed 12-2:30, Th until 1 or 4:15 on, Friday 9:30-2:30.
- Customized BibTeX bibliography format file for Sente (handles @inproceedings entries correctly if you define an In Proceedings format type, and other entry types): llee-BibTeX-v1.0.bibstyle (Feb 6 2012).