Faculty and Students in CLLT at OSU
There are currently eight CLLT faculty members in Linguistics and
Computer Science & Engineering, as well as several other faculty
members in related fields and/or departments. CLLT faculty meet
often to work on joint projects, instruct and advise students, and
coordinate the overall CLLT research focus. Below is a somewhat
current listing of CLLT faculty, PhD students and recent graduates.
Current CL Faculty and Students
|Marie-Catherine de Marneffe||Faculty||Linguistics||Computational pragmatics & semantics, veridicality assessment, grounding meaning from Web data, textual entailment, coreference resolution, language acquisition|
|Willy Cheung||PhD Student||Linguistics||Computational Semantics & Pragmatics|
|Manjuan Duan||PhD Student||Linguistics||Computational semantics, natural language generation, syntax-semantics interface, categorial grammar|
|Micha Elsner||Faculty||Linguistics||Discourse structure (narrative, local coherence, referring
expressions), lexical and phonetic acquisition, Bayesian methods
|Eric Fosler-Lussier||Faculty||CSE||Statistical NLP, Spoken Dialog Systems, Speech Recognition|
|Denis Griffis||PhD Student,
Advisors: Eric Fosler-Lussier, Albert Lai
|CSE||Computational semantics, information extraction and retrieval,
|Evan Jaffe||PhD Student,
Advisor: William Schuler
|Linguistics||Computational semantics, dialogue|
|Lifeng Jin||PhD Student,
Advisor: William Schuler
|Linguistics||Computational Semantics, Computational Psycholinguistics|
|Joo-Kyung Kim||PhD Student,
Advisor: Eric Fosler-Lussier
|CSE||Deep learning and representation learning for NLP|
|David King||PhD Student,
Advisor: Michael White
|Linguistics||Grammar Induction, Morphology, Syntax, Machine Learning, Natural
|Alan Ritter||Faculty||CSE||Machine learning and knowledge extraction|
|Marten van Schijndel||PhD Student,
Advisor: William Schuler
|Linguistics||Memory and language processing|
|William Schuler||Faculty||Linguistics||Computational Psycholinguistics, Incremental Parsing and
Interpretation, Spoken Dialog Systems
|Chaitanya Shivade||PhD Student,
Advisors: Eric Fosler-Lussier, Albert M. Lai
|CSE||Computational Semantics, Textual Entailment, Biomedical Informatics|
|Huan Sun||Faculty||CSE||Data mining and machine learning, with emphasis on text mining and
understanding, network analysis, human behavior understanding
|Michael White||Faculty||Linguistics||Natural Language Generation, Spoken Language and Multimodal
Dialogue Systems, Paraphrasing
|Wei Xu||Faculty||CSE||Machine learning, natural language processing and social media|
Former Graduate Students
|Luiz Alexandre Amaral||Linguistics and Spanish/Portuguese||Detmar Meurers, John Grinstead||Graduated 2007. Dissertation title: Designing Intelligent
Language Tutoring Systems: Integrating Natural Language Processing
technology into foreign language teaching. Currently at University of Victoria
|Stacey Bailey||Linguistics||Detmar Meurers||Graduated 2008. Dissertation title: Content Assessment in
Intelligent Computer-Aided Language Learning: Meaning Error Diagnosis
for English as a Second Language.
|Stephen Boxwell||Linguistics||Michael White, Chris Brew||Graduated 2011 (PhD). Dissertation title: A CCG-Based Method for
Training a Semantic Role Labeler in the Absence of Explicit
Syntactic Training Data. Currently Watson Core Developer at IBM.
|Adriane Boyd||Linguistics||Detmar Meurers, Mike White||Graduated 2008 (MS, CSE) and 2012 (PhD, Linguistics). Dissertation
title: Pronunciation Modeling in Spelling Correction for Writers of
English as a Foreign Language. Currently woking on the MERLIN project at Eberhard Karls
|Kirk Baker||Linguistics||Chris Brew||Graduated 2008 (PhD). Dissertation title: Multilingual
Distributional Lexical Similarity. Currently Technology Director
at i3 Analytics.
|Mike Calcagno||Linguistics||Currently at Microsoft Speech and Natural Language|
|Nick Cipollone||Linguistics||Currently at Microsoft|
|Mike Daniels||Linguistics||Detmar Meurers||Graduated 2005. Thesis title: Generalized ID/LP Grammar: A
Formalism for Parsing Linearization-based HPSG Grammars. Currently
Software Development Engineer, Microsoft Speech and Language
|Paul Davis||Linguistics||Chris Brew||Graduated 2002. Dissertation title: Stone Soup Translation: The Linked Automata Model. Currently works for Motorola.|
|Jon Dehdari||Linguistics||William Schuler||Graduated 2014. Dissertation title: A
Neurophysiologically-Inspired Statistical Language Model. Currently
at DFKI GmbH and the University of Saarland.
|Markus Dickinson||Linguistics||Detmar Meurers||Graduated 2005 (PhD). Thesis title: Error detection and correction in
annotated corpora. Currently Assistant Professor at Indiana University.
|Dominic Espinosa||Linguistics||Michael White||Graduated 2011 (MA).|
|Anna Feldman||Linguistics||Chris Brew||Graduated 2006. Dissertation title: A cross-language approach to
rapid creation of new morpho-syntactically annotated
resources. Currently Associate Professor at Montclair State University.
|Whitney Gegg-Harrison||Linguistics||Craige Roberts||Graduated 2006 (MA). Currently a graduate student in
cognitive science at the University of Rochester
|Jean Godby||Linguistics||Craige Roberts||Graduated 2002. Thesis title: A computational study of lexicalized noun phrases in English.
Now works at Office of Research at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc
|Jirka Hana||Linguistics||Carl Pollard||Graduated 2006. Dissertation title: Czech Clitics in
Higher Order Grammar. Currently a Senior Researcher at Charles University, Prague.
|Ilana Heintz||Linguistics||Chris Brew, Eric Fosler-Lussier||Graduated 2010 (PhD). Dissertation title: Arabic Language Modeling
with Stem-derived Morphemes for Automatic Speech
Recognition. Currently working at Raytheon BBN Technologies.
|DJ Hovermale||Linguistics||Chris Brew, William Schuler||Graduated 2011. Dissertation title: Erron: A Phrase-Based
Machine Translation Approach to Customized Spelling
Correction. Currently at at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied
|Martin Jansche||Linguistics||Chris Brew||Graduated 2003. Thesis title: Inference of string mappings for
language technology. Currently works for Google Research, New York, NY.
|Preethi Jyothi||Computer Science and Engineering||Eric Fosler-Lussier||Graduated 2013 (PhD). Dissertation title: Discriminative and Articulatory Feature-based Pronunciation Models for Conversational Speech Recognition. Currently Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow at U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.|
|Jianguo Li||Linguistics||Chris Brew||Graduated 2008. Dissertation title: Hybrid Methods for Acquisition
of Lexical Information: The Case for Verbs. Currently at the
Applied Research Center, Motorola.
|Arantxa Lozano||Linguistics||Detmar Meurers||Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wittenberg University|
|Xiaofei Lu||Linguistics||Detmar Meurers||Graduated 2006 (PhD). Dissertation title: Hybrid Models for Unknown
Chinese Word Resolution. Currently Assistant Professor at Penn State University.
|Dennis Nolan Mehay||Linguistics||William Schuler, Chris Brew||Graduated 2012 (PhD). Dissertation title: Bean Soup Translation: Flexible, Linguistically-motivated Syntax for Machine Translation. Currently at BBN Technologies.|
|Vanessa Metcalf||Linguistics||Detmar Meurers||Graduated 2004 (MA).|
|Scott Martin||Linguistics||Carl Pollard, Craige Roberts||Graduated 2013 (PhD). Dissertation title: The Dynamics of Sense
and Implicature. Currently research scientist at Nuance Communications, Sunnyvale.
|Jeremy Morris||CSE||Eric Fosler-Lussier||Graduated 2010 (PhD). Dissertation title: A study on the use of
conditional random fields for automatic speech recognition.
|Crystal Nakatsu||Linguistics||Michael White||Graduated 2009 (MA). Currently Software Engineer at Intel Corporation.|
|Rohit Prabhavalkar||CSE||Eric Fosler-Lussier||Graduated 2013 (PhD). Dissertation title: Discriminative Articulatory Feature-based Pronunciation Models with Application to Spoken Term Detection. Currently research scientist at Google.|
|Preethi Raghavan||CSE||Eric Fosler-Lussier, Albert M. Lai||Currently at IBM TJ Watson|
|Monica Rajamanohar||ECE||Eric Fosler-Lussier||Graduated 2005 (MS). Currently Technical Consultant at Heiler Software.|
|Raja Rajkumar||Linguistics||Michael White||Graduated 2012 (PhD). Dissertation title: Linguistically Motivated Features for CCG Realization Ranking. Currently Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.|
|Anton Rytting||Linguistics||Chris Brew, Eric Fosler-Lussier||Graduated 2007 (PhD). Dissertation title: Preserving Subsegmental
Variation in Modeling Word Segmentation. Currently at the Center for
the Advanced Study of Language (CASL), Maryland.
|Darla Shockley||CSE||Eric Fosler-Lussier||Graduated 2010 (MS).|
|Laura Stoia||CSE||Donna Byron||Graduated 2007. Dissertation title: Noun phrase generation for
situated dialogues. Currently a software engineer at Google.
|Na’im Tyson||Linguistics||Cynthia Clopper, Eric Fosler-Lussier||Graduated 2012 (PhD). Dissertation title. Exploration of Acoustic
Features for Automatic Vowel Discrimination in Spontaneous Speech.
|Nathan Vaillette||Linguistics||Chris Brew||Graduated 2004.|
|Yu Wang||Eric Fosler-Lussier||CSE||Graduated 2007 (MA).|
|Andrew Watts||Linguistics||Detmar Meurers||Graduated 2006 (MA).|
|Tim Weale||CSE||Eric Fosler-Lussier, Chris Brew||Graduated 2010 (PhD). Dissertation title. Term relatedness from
Wiki-based resources using sourced PageRank.
Currently working for the Department of Defense.
Faculty in Related Fields
Within Linguistics and CSE, as well as in other departments, there are several faculty members working on closely related topics:
Other faculty members in Psychology:
- Gail McKoon (psycholinguistics, reading, human memory, knowledge representation)
- Alexander Petrov (learning,
models of learning, symbolic cognitive architectures, neural networks)
Other faculty members in Linguistics working in related fields:
- Mary Beckman (phonetics, intonation, laboratory phonology, speech synthesis)
- David Dowty (semantic/syntactic theory, lexical semantics, categorial grammars)
- Bob Levine (constraint-based grammar/HPSG, syntax)
- Carl Pollard (mathematical foundations of linguistic theory, constraint-based grammar/HPSG, syntax, semantics)
- Craige Roberts (formal pragmatics, semantics)
- Shari R. Speer (psycholinguistics)
- Beth Hume (phonology)
Hinrichs (visiting CL faculty,
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft of the Universität Tübingen, ASN/ISCL)
Other faculty members in Computer Science and Engineering working in related fields:
- Srinivasan Parthasarathy (data mining and knowledge discovery from unstructured text)
- B. Chandrasekaran (reasoning for diagnosis and explanation)
- DeLiang Wang (auditory processing, data source separation)
- John Josephson (abductive inference, causal reasoning, inference in perception and language understanding)
Former faculty at other institutions with whom we have a close
- Chris Brew (robust
natural language processing using statistical and probabilistic
ideas), currently at Thomson Reuters
Dennis (human memory, language processing, episodic recognition,
serial recall, extraction of propositional information from text), currently at University of Newcastle
- Albert Lai (biomedical
Informatics, information extraction and retrieval, temporal
reasoning), currently at Washington University
- Detmar Meurers
(constraint-based processing, corpus annotation, iCALL, syntax,
HPSG), currently at Universität
- Donna Byron (machine-human dialogue, discourse processing, anaphora
resolution, collaborative interaction), currently at IBM