Dan Roth

Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor
Computer and Information Science (CIS)


Honors and Awards:  2017 McCarthy Award, Fellow - The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - 2014, Fellow - The Association for Computational Linguistics, (ACL) - 2012, Fellow - The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - 2011, Fellow - The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - 2009, Founder Professor of Engineering - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013), University Scholar - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010)

Research Expertise: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Dan Roth's research interests are in the computational foundations of intelligent behavior. He develops theories and systems pertaining to intelligent behavior using a unified methodology – at the heart of which is the idea that learning has a central role in intelligence. His research has contributed to major conceptual and theoretical advances in the modeling of natural language understanding, machine learning, and reasoning. In recent years he has focused on the study of machine learning and inference methods to facilitate natural language understanding and has also developed advanced machine learning based tools for natural language applications that are being used widely by the research community and commercially.

PhD - Harvard University (1995)

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