Dragomir R Radev
Dragomir R. Radev is a professor in the School of Information, the Division of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, and the Department of Linguistics in the College of Literature, Science & the Arts.
He came to SI from IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, where he conducted research in the Human-Centric Applications and Solutions Department. He also served as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University.
His research interests are in information retrieval (IR) and natural language processing (NLP), and in general, database systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and biomedical language processing. Radev has published more than 50 papers in these areas.
Current projects include text summarization, Lexical models of the Web, robust question answering, sequence alignment techniques for text analysis, biomedical language processing, information extraction using weakly supervised methods, and graph-based methods for classification and NLP. The funding for these projects is from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Radev leads the CLAIR (Computational Linguistics and Information Retrieval) group, which includes 12 undergraduate and graduate students.
Radev is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Natural Language Engineering (JNLE) and of the Journal of Information Retrieval (IR). He was recently elected as secretary of the Association for Computational Linguistics, the major professional organization in NLP. In 2005, he served as local chair for ACL 2005. He was a four-time finalist at the ACM programming finals (as a contestant in 1993 and as a coach in 1995-97).
Radev received a graduate teaching award at Columbia University and the Award for Outstanding Research Mentorship of undergraduate students from the University of Michigan.