Dragomir Radev is the new Giamatti Professor of Computer Science

Dragomir R. Radev, newly named as the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science, focuses his research on Natural Language Processing (NLP), information retrieval (IR), machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Dragomir Radev

At Yale, Radev leads the LILY (Language, Information, and Learning at Yale) Lab and teaches courses in NLP and artificial intelligence. He is currently working on lexical semantics, question answering, text summarization, deep learning, scientometrics, and dialogue systems, as well as the application of NLP to the humanities, social sciences, and medicine.

Radev has served the research community in several roles, including as secretary of the Association for Computational Linguistics, co-founder of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, and coach of the U.S. team for the International Linguistics Olympiad. He is the author or co-author of nearly 200 publications and holds three patents. He has published a book (co-authored with Rada Mihalcea) on Graph-based methods for NLP and IR. He has also edited two volumes of problems in computational linguistics.

Radev’s research has been funded by a number of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, IBM, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). In recognition of his contributions to NLP and computational linguistics, he was honored with the rank of fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery and received the University of Michigan’s Faculty Recognition Award.

Radev earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University. Prior to joining the Yale faculty in January, he served as a professor of electrical engineering and of computer science and information at the University of Michigan. He has worked or consulted for a number of major corporations, including IBM, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and AT&T.

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