Lillian Lee

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 and Department of Information Science.
A.B. Cornell 1993, math and computer science; Ph.D. Harvard 1997, computer science.


Cornell undergraduates interested in a Spring 2020 research position: I am no longer taking applications. prerequisites are: some background in machine learning, programming experience at least at the level of CS3110, and tolerance for the complexities of human language.

Other students and people inquiring after postdocs: I don't have any research positions available for people who aren't current Cornell students anywhere between summer 2020 and summer 2021 inclusive, and I am unable to join any external thesis committees, due to my commitments to my current students. I am sorry, and I realize that this situation means that I am missing out on the opportunity to work with some fantastic people.

Professional recognition and activities


Requests for letters of evaluation for tenure/promotion

Contact and availability info

Office hours: - Go to my office-hours page and read the instructions there carefully. (Yes, while classes are held, I do have regular office hours! But I'm using this appointment system rather than drop-in so that everyone gets individual time. I generally have at least two hours every "regular" week, so if you see little or no available time, that probably means other people booked the timeslots first. Have no fear, the instructions tell you what to do if there aren't available times.)

Actual coordinates: 419 Gates Hall; email address: see the Engineering faculty directory page; phone: 607-255-8119; fax: 607-255-9143.
Mailing address is Cornell University, Department of Computer Science, 419 Gates Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
Street address is 107 Hoy Road
Administrative assistant: Lacy Lucas, see the CUCS staff page for contact info.

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