Dragomir Radev will start as a Professor of Computer Science on January 1, 2017.
Professor Radev’s research interests are in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. He is currently working on lexical semantics, sentiment analysis, question answering, text summarization, deep learning, scientometrics, and dialogue systems, as well as the application of NLP to the humanities, social sciences, and medicine. He has served his research community in several distinguished roles, including secretary of the ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), co-founder of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO), and coach of the US team for the International Linguistics Olympiad. He is the author or co-author of nearly 200 publications and the holder of three patents. In recognition of his sustained contributions to NLP and computational linguistics, he was honored with the rank of Fellow by ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) and Michigan’s Faculty Recognition Award. His research has been funded by a number of sources including NIH, IBM, NSF, DARPA, and IARPA.
At Yale, Professor Radev will teach courses in Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence and will lead the LILY (Language, Information, and Learning at Yale) Lab.
Currently, Radev is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Information at the University of Michigan, where he is also affiliated with MIDAS (the Michigan Institute for Data Science) and the Department of Linguistics. He has worked or consulted for a number of major companies, including IBM, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and AT&T. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 1999 from Columbia University under the supervision of Professor Kathleen McKeown.