Ryan Benmalek awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Yoav Artzi and Claire Cardie receive 2018 Google Faculty Awards
Lillian Lee named ACM fellow for contributions to natural language processing, sentiment analysis, and computational social science
Jonathan P. Chang and Justine Zhang were interviewed by The Verge and The Cornell Chronicle regarding their work on predicting when conversations will derail into personal attacks. The story was featured on Cornell's homepage and across the popular media
Tianze Shi awarded an inaugural Bloomberg Data Science Fellowship for 2018-2019
Laure Thompson and David Mimno win Best NLP Engineering Experiment Paper Award for their paper "Authorless Topic Models: Biasing Models Away from Known Structure" at COLING 2018
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil quoted in a CNN article about "Why nice people become mean online"
David Mimno recognized as an outstanding writing mentor for the COLING 2018 conference
Alane Suhr, Srinivasan Iyer (UW), and Yoav Artzi win Outstanding Paper Award at NAACL 2018 for the paper "Learning to Map Context-Dependent Sentences to Executable Formal Queries"
Alane Suhr awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
"Thumbs up? Sentiment Classification using Machine Learning Techniques" (2002) by Bo Pang (Cornell CS PhD 2006), Lillian Lee and Shivakumar Vaithyanathan (IBM) receives the inaugural Computational Linguistics Test-of-Time Award
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Yoav Artzi each receive a 2017 Google Faculty Research Award
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil receives NSF CAREER award for research on artificial conversational intuition
The AI2 NLP Highlights podcast interviews Vlad Niculae about sparse and structured attention mechanisms
Yoav Artzi receives NSF CAREER award for research on scalable learning and models for mapping instructions to actions.
"Thumbs up? Sentiment Classification using Machine Learning Techniques" (2002) by Bo Pang (Cornell CS PhD 2006), Lillian Lee and Shivakumar Vaithyanathan (IBM) nominated for inaugural Test-of-Time Paper on Computational Linguistics, spanning all ACL conferecens between 2002-2012
Justine Zhang won a Microsoft PhD Fellowship. Her research on modeling complex conversational dynamics was highlighted as "bringing insight to how conversations shape everything from political outcomes to community identities."
Lillian Lee named a 2017 ACL Fellow for "significant wide-ranging contributions to the rigorous analysis of human social communication and for advancing the field of computational social science"
Alane Suhr awarded an Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) Key Scientific Challenge award
The AI2 NLP Highlights podcast interviews Alane Suhr about the Cornell Natural Language for Visual Reasoning corpus
David Mimno and Laure Thompson win an Outstanding Paper Award at EMNLP 2017 for the paper "The strange geometry of skip-gram with negative sampling".
New York Times' Upshot column covers "brilliant" work on biased language in tennis interviews by Liye Fu, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, and Lillian Lee
Alane Suhr, Mike Lewis (Facebook), James Yeh, and Yoav Artzi win Best Resource Paper Award at ACL 2017
The ACL Exec extends Lillian Lee's term as co-Editor-in-Chief of TACL through 2019
Chenhao Tan on NPR's Planet Money for his ChangeMyView subreddit study with Vlad Niculae, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, and Lillian Lee
Alane Suhr, Mike Lewis (Facebook), James Yeh, and Yoav Artzi win Outstanding Short Paper Award at ACL 2017
Lillian Lee makes Arnet Miner list of top 10 most influential NLP scholars
Claire Cardie general chair of ACL 2018
Claire Cardie a keynote speaker at WSDM 2017
Research on English and French native speakers brain structure by John Hale and collaborators profiled by Cornell Chronicle
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil gives two keynotes in one week --- “Social Cues in Conversational Dynamics” at SocialNLP at EMNLP and “Language Norms and Social Dynamics” at NLP + Computational Social Science at EMNLP
Chenhao Tan interviewed on You Are Not So Smart regarding persuasion work with Vlad Niculae, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee
Yoav Artzi gave a keynote talk at *Sem 2016, speaking on "Context and Non-compositional Phenomena in Language Understanding"
Alane Suhr wins a Microsoft Research Women's Fellowship
Liye Fu, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, and Lillian Lee win Best Paper Award at IJCAI 2016 Natural Language Processing Meets Journalism workshop
Xanda Schofield awarded an NDSEG Fellowship, an NSF Fellowship, and an Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil interviewed by the BBC on stopping internet trolls; the joint work with Justin Cheng (CS '12) and Jure Leskovec also covered by Wired, The Guardian, and others
David Mimno named a 2016 Sloan Fellow
The Wall Street Journal reports on the linguistic-harbingers-of-betrayal paper by Vlad Niculae, Srijan Kumar, Jordan Boyd-Graber, and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil
Vlad Niculae (who is on the scikit-learn core team) gives an invited tutorial on sci-kit learn at the 2016 ADSA Data Summit
Lillian Lee gives the 2016 Arnold Family Lecture at the IMA
Chenhao Tan, Vlad Niculae, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee in The Washington Post, Slate, etc. on studying linguistic correlations of persuasion
Cornell study, with co-PI David Mimno, on (not) quitting Facebook in the New York Daily News, Huffington Post, and other outlets.
Lillian Lee's keynote at WiML 2015 covered by Talking Machines, Lee called "badass"
David Mimno interviewed on Talking Machines ("what machine learning can tell us about lady zombie ghosts and huge bodies of literature")
Claire Cardie named a 2015 ACL Fellow
Yoav Artzi, with UW coauthors Kenton Lee and Luke Zettlemoyer, wins EMNLP 2015 best paper award
Science News reports on work by Vlad Niculae and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, with Srijan Kumar and Jordan Boyd-Graber, on linguistics harbingers of betrayal
Lillian Lee gives NAACL 2015 keynote
Justin Cheng ('12) and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, with Jure Leskovec, win ICWSM 2015 honorable mention
Science News reports on work by Vlad Niculae, Justine Zhang, and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, with Caroline Suen and Jure Leskovec, on media bias uncovered by quoting patterns
Chenhao Tan wins the 2015-2016 Facebook Fellowship in HCI and Social Computing
Chenhao Tan, Lillian Lee, and Bo Pang's 2014 work on retweeting covered in the Washington Post, CBS News, and Fast Company
Xanda Schofield wins a Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship
The story of Claire Cardie's co-founding of Appinions written up in Forbes
Lillian Lee named one of People Pattern's Five data scientists to watch
Chenhao Tan, Lillian Lee, and Bo Pang's work on the effect of wording on message propagation (like retweets) covered in the Upshot section of the New York Times
Lillian Lee named co-Editor-in-Chief of TACL
Lillian Lee was one of four invited speakers on "Big Data" at the 2013 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Claire Cardie and Jiwei Li's work on extracting life stories from Twitter covered in Technology Review and other venues
Nomination for ACL Best Paper Award to Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Moritz Sudhof, Dan Jurafsky, Jure Leskovec, Christopher Potts
Lillian Lee named a AAAI Fellow
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil co-wins WWW 2013 Best Paper Award
Work on phrasing effects in memorable movie quotes mentioned in the New York Times
Myle Ott quoted in the New York Times and Time Magazine
Lu Wang and Claire Cardie are nominated for best paper award at SIGDial
Claire Cardie receives the Outstanding Achievement in Education from UMass, Amherst's CS department for her key role in integrating computing and information science into education, research, and scholarship in engineering, the social sciences, arts, and humanities
Work on whether and how phrasing affects memorability, by Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Justin Cheng, Jon Kleinberg and Lillian Lee, covered on NPR's All Things Considered, The Independent, and NBC's Today Show, among other venues
Amit Sharma and Chenhao Tan win Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges awards
The New York Times, ABC News, LA Times, and others cover Myle Ott, Yejin Choi, Claire Cardie, and Jeff Hancock's identification of opinion spam
Lillian Lee quoted in Communications of the ACM on the impact of Watson
Nature's News section reports on Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee's use of movie dialogs to study the unconscious social habits of everyday conversation.
Karthik Raman receives a Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges award
Marisa Boston received the Student Paper award at the inaugural Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics workshop
Cornell's eRulemaking Initiative Regulation Room project, with team member Claire Cardie, wins a White House Leading Practices award.
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil finalist for Facebook PhD Fellowship
Mark Yatskar profiled in Cornell Chronicle and by the College of Engineering
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil receives a Yahoo! 2010 Key Scientific Challenges award
Mats Rooth heads one of eight teams winning the international Digging into Data Challenge for the project “Harvesting Speech Datasets for Linguistic Research on the Web”
Lillian Lee quoted in New Scientist and critiqued in the New York Observer
Claire Cardie's company Jodange and Bo Pang and Lillian Lee's book on sentiment analysis are mentioned in an August 2009 New York Times article
The April 2009 issue of the Communications of the ACM contains an article on sentiment analysis that discusses Claire Cardie's startup, Jodange. The article also quotes Bo Pang (PhD '06) and David Pierce (PhD '03). The book Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis, written by Bo Pang and Lillian Lee, makes a cameo appearance.
NLP/CUCS alum Bo Pang a featured scientist at Yahoo! Research
Lillian Lee invited speaker at AAAI
Claire Cardie elected councilor of AAAI
Cornell was a host site for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) for high-school students. Of 763 participants across North America, 117 (~15%) qualified for the invitational round. These included 7 students from the Ithaca area, corresponding to a 78% qualification rate, with two Ithaca-area students in the top twenty overall. In the invitational round (over 100 contestants), 2 of the Ithaca-area 7 placed in the top twenty overall (positions 9 and 17).
Two Ithaca High School students sponsored by Cornell professors place first in U.S. in linguistics Olympiad
Claire Cardie program chair of COLING/ACL 2006, with Pierre Isablle
Lillian Lee elected secretary of NAACL
Claire Cardie elected to ACL Exec
Lillian Lee quoted in Forbes
Claire Cardie gives invited talk at ECML
Technology Review names Regina Barzilay and Lillian Lee's content-models work one of the "Technology Research Advances of 2004"
Regina Barzilay and Lillian Lee win inaugural best paper award at HLT-NAACL 2004
The New York Times covers Regina Barzilay and Lillian Lee's paraphrasing work
Regina Barzilay and Lillian Lee nominated for EMNLP 2002 best paper award
Lillian Lee named Sloan Fellow
Lillian Lee program chair of EMNLP, together with Donna Harman
Rie Kubota Ando and Lillian Lee nominated for SIGIR 2001 best paper award
Claire Cardie elected Secretary of the NAACL
Claire Cardie elected Secretary of SIGNLL
Claire Cardie program chair of EMNLP, with Ralph Weischedel
Claire Cardie is NSF CAREER award winner
Claire Cardie receives Honorable Mention for Best Written Paper Award, AAAI 1991