1300 University Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1170
My research interests include topics in machine learning, natural language processing and information retrieval: constructing timelines from unstructured text, characterizing quality in educational webpages, identifying science misconceptions in student esssays, learning feature-based models for literature search, and building information extraction models for clinical and biomedical texts. See my Publications page for more details on my research.
Prospective students: I'm looking for 1-2 PhD students to work with me on topics in machine learning, natural language processing and information retrieval. Ideal candidates will have some experience with algorithms, statistics or machine learning, and a some familiarity with language and linguistics. Applications for Fall 2014 are due February 1st, 2014; see the UAB website for more information on how to apply: http://www.cis.uab.edu/graduate/applying.php