Advisory Board and Editors Natural Language & Speech

Rajeev Agrawal

Assistant Professor in the department of computer systems technology at North Carolina A & T State University. Research interests: Big data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Topic Modelling, and Geo Spatial information systems. Member of IEEE, ACM, and ASEE. Published more than 50 referred journal and conference papers and 4 book chapters.

Sophia Ananiadou

Sophia Ananiadou (PhD) is Professor in Computer Science at the School of Computer Science, the University of Manchester. She is also Director of the UK National Centre for Text Mining and a founding member of the SIG in BioNLP, ACL.

Anthony S. Barnhart

Anthony “Tony” Barnhart received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Arizona State University in 2013, where he began his graduate career with the intention of being a language researcher. To this end, he has published research examining the processes underlying handwritten word perception, a domain that has been largely ignored by psychologists. However, Tony is also a part-time professional magician with over 20 years of performing experience. Magicians are informal cognitive scientists with their own hypotheses about the mind. Tony empirically tests these novel hypotheses and introduces magical methodologies into the laboratory to increase the ecological validity of experimental studies of attention and perception.

Léon Bottou

Léon's primary research interest is machine learning. His contributions to this field address theory, algorithms and large scale applications. Léon's secondary research interest is data compression and coding. His best known contributions are his work on large scale learning and on the DjVu document compression technology. He is serving or has served on the boards of the Journal of Machine Learning Research, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine and Pattern Recognition Letters.

Doina Caragea

Doina Caragea is an associate professor at Kansas State University. Her research interests include machine learning and data mining, with applications to bioinformatics, social network analysis, recommender systems, and scientometrics, among others. Doina received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Iowa State University in August 2004, and was honored with the ISU Research Excellence Award for her Ph.D. work. She has published more than 80 refereed conference and journal articles.

Kenneth Church

I have worked on many topics in computational linguistics including: web search, language modeling, text analysis, spelling correction, word-sense disambiguation, terminology, translation, lexicography, compression, speech (recognition and synthesis), OCR, as well as applications that go well beyond computational linguistics such as revenue assurance and virtual integration.

Ann Copestake

Professor of Computational Linguistics, Computer Laboratory (i.e., the Computer Science department), University of Cambridge. Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. President of the European Association for Language, Logic and Information (FoLLI). Formerly (1993-2000) a Senior Research Engineer at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford.

Peter Denning

Distinguished professor of computer science at Naval Postgraduate School. Past president of ACM. Past editor in chief of Communications of ACM. Currently editor of ACM Ubiquity. Author of ten books, most recent Great Principles of Computing (MIT Press 2015). Author of over four hundred scientific papers and articles.

Edward A Fox

Dr. Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU or Virginia Tech), where he serves as Professor of Computer Science. He directs the Digital Library Research Laboratory and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.

Barbara J Grosz

Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Member US National Academy of Engineering, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences; fellow Assoc. for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Assoc. for Computing Machinery. Seminal contributions to fields of natural-language processing and multi-agent systems. Also known for leadership in artificial intelligence and establishment of several interdisciplinary institutions.

Harry Hochheiser

My research has covered a range of topics, including human-computer interaction, information visualization, bioinformatics, universal usability, security, privacy, and public policy implications of computing systems. I am currently working on a variety of NIH-funded projects, including areas such as bioinformatics research portals, visualization for review of chart records, and tools for aiding the discovery of animal models of human diseases.

Andrew McCallum

Professor and Director of the Center for Data Science and also the Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory in the School of Computer Science at University of Massachusetts Amherst. President, International Machine Learning Society; Fellow, AAAI.