Selected invited talks

  • Information Visualization and Its Applications for Machine Translation
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, IL, Oct. 2010.
    • Carnegie Mellon University, PA, April 2010.
  • Learning Evaluation Metrics for Sentence-Level Machine Translation
    • University of Texas Austin, TX, Oct. 2008.
    • Cornell University, NY, April 2008.
    • Carnegie Mellon University, PA, September 2007.
  • Semi-supervised Learning for Information Management
    • University of Maryland, College Park, MD. February, 2005.
  • Breaking the Resource Bottleneck for Multilingual Processing [PDF]
    • IGK Summer School. University of Edinburgh, UK. September, 2004.
  • A Comparison of Bootstrapping Methods for Parsing Natural Languages [PDF]
    • University of Rochester, NY, December, 2003.
  • Semi-Supervised Approaches for Learning to Parse Natural Languages [PDF]
    • University of Michigan, MI, April 2003.
    • Information Sciences Institute, CA, April 2003.
    • University of Pittsburgh, PA, March 2003.
  • Sample Selection for Parser Induction [PDF]
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 2002.
  • Learning Probabilistic Lexicalized Grammars for Natural Language Processing [PDF]
    • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 2001.
    • IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY, June 2000.
    • University of Chicago, Illinois, April 2000.

Invited participation

  • National Science Foundation Panel: Scientific Community Onsite Assessment Workshop (2008).
  • National Science Foundation Workshop Panel: Developing Linguistic Resources with the American National Corpus (2006).
  • Johns Hopkins University 2005 Workshop on Language Engineering (WS 05)
  • CRA-W Distributed Mentor Project, 2004.
  • NSF review panel (multiple years).
  • Johns Hopkins University 2002 Workshop on Language Engineering (WS 02)

Editorial board

  • Computational Linguistics (2003-2005).

Office

  • North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Chair of the Executive Board (2010-2012).
  • North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Executive Board Member (2008-2010).

Area chair

  • Area Co-Chair, 2008. The Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (parsing track).
  • Co-chair of Practice Session Planning, 2007. North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (for high school students).
  • Area Co-Chair, 2007. Joint Conferences on Human Language Technologies and North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (machine translation track).
  • Student Research Workshops Faculty Advisor, 2006. Joint Conference of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics and the Association of Computational Linguistics.
  • Area Chair, 2005. Joint Conferences on Human Language Technologies and Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (parsing track).

Journal review

  • Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (2009).
  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence (2008).
  • Journal of Information Technology and Politics (2007).
  • Natural Language Engineering (2005).
  • Computational Linguistics (2000, 2002, 2006, 2007).
  • Machine Learning (2002).

Selected conference review panels and program committees

  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007).
  • American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2005).
  • Annual Meetings of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005).
  • Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007,2009,2010).
  • Human Language Technologies/North American Chapter of the ACL (HLT-NAACL 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010).
  • European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2003), Research Notes and Demo session.
  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS*2003), Application Track.