Research Interests

Natural language processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and human computer interaction.

Recent Publications

Huichao Xue and Rebecca Hwa. 2014. Improved Correction Detection in Revised ESL Sentences. In The Proceedings of The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL short), 2014, Baltimore, Maryland.

Huichao Xue and Rebecca Hwa (2014).Redundancy Detection in ESL Writings. 2014. In the Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), Gothenburgh, Sweden.

Homa Hashemi and Rebecca Hwa. 2014. A Comparison of MT Errors and ESL Errors. In the Proceedings of the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC-2014), Reykjavik, Iceland.


PhD Students Past Students
  • Ellen Gawryla (BS, 2011). Now at Microsoft.
  • Behrang Mohit (PhD, 2010); now research project scientist at CMU-Qatar.
  • Frank Liberato.
  • Chenhai Xi (MS, 2009).
  • Joshua Albrecht (MS, 2008); Now at Addepar.
  • Carol Nichols (MS, 2006); now at Think Through Learning Inc.
  • Wesley Goodman (BA, 2006); now at Google (Palo Alto).


CS1675 Introduction to Machine Learning [2152]
CS2730 Introduction to Natural Language Processing [2152]

Office Hours

TTh 12:30-1:30pm or by appointment.