PRESENT

                                    Assistant Professor,  Department of Information Science, Cornell University                                  



RESEARCH FOCUS

                                    Conversational Behavior


                                    Anti-Social Computing


                                    Conventions and Norms



NEWS

                                    Our work on bias in sport journalism was featured by the New York Times


                                    Our work on winning arguments was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered


                                    Best Paper Award at CSCW 2017


                                    Our work on causes of trolling was covered by The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and The Times      


                                    Released the Cornell LaTeX Macro Dataset


                                    Slides for our NIPS invited tutorial on Natural Language Processing for Computational Social Science


                                    More DATA, MEDIA COVERAGE, TALKS and older NEWS

                                   


UPCOMING TALKS   

                                   Invited talk at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit: The Edge of AI @ Redmond, July 18


                                   Invited talk at the Google NLP/NLU Workshop @ Google New York,  July 27


                                   Keynote at the Workshop on NLP+Journalism @ EMNLP, Copenhagen, September 7


                                   Invited talk at Georgetown University @ Washington DC, October 13



TEACHING

                                    Spring 2017: Language and Information (INFO/CS 4300)

                                    Spring 2016 running, Spring 2015 running

   

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

                                    Fall 2015 running and Spring 2011 running, both co-taught with Lillian Lee     


                                    Office hours will resume on September 25th


                                                    

PUBLICATIONS            

                                    Asking Too Much? The Rhetorical Role of Questions in Political Discourse

                                    Justine Zhang, Arthur Spirling, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    To appear in the proceedings of EMNLP 2017.


                                    Community Identity and User Engagement in a Multi-Community Landscape

                                    Justine Zhang*, Will Hamilton*, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Dan Jurafsky and Jure Leskovec

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM 2017.

                                    *Equal contributions


                                    Tracing the Use of Practices through Networks of Collaboration

                                    Rahmtin Rotabi, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Jon Kleinberg

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM 2017.


                                    Loyalty in Online Communities                                   

                                    Will Hamilton*, Justine Zhang*, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Dan Jurafsky and Jure Leskovec

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM 2017. Short Paper.   

                                    *Equal contributions


                                    When Confidence and Competence Collide: Effects on Online Decision-Making Discussions

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

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2017.


                                    Competition and Selection Among Conventions

                                    Rahmtin Rotabi, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Jon Kleinberg

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2017.


                                    Anyone Can Become a Troll: Causes of Trolling Behavior in Online Discussions

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

                                    Proceedings of CSCW, 2017.

                                    Best Paper Award.


                                    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.

                                    *Equal contributions


                                    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


                                    Cornell University

                                    209 Gates Hall

                                    Ithaca, NY 14853

                                    USA


                                    Physical location in Google Maps

                                    Room 209

 

Cristian   Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil