September 2013: CS Department Teaching Award, graduate
September 2013: Invited Speaker, Cambridge English Centenary Symposium on Speaking Assessment
August 2013: Keynote Speaker,
SLaTe Workshop (Speech & Language Technology in Education)
LRDC turns 50 (see Today section)
July 2012: Keynote Speaker,
13th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (video)
Summer 2011: Pitt
Magazine features NLP faculty!
August 2011: Awarded
Member status by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial
Intelligence (AAAI and Pitt announcements)
March 2011: U. of Pittsburgh participant in IBM Watson comes to Pitt and CMU;
and CMU Q/A;
June 2010: Art Ward
(6/23/10) defends his dissertation!
June 2010: Best Paper Award at
the 10th International Conference
on Intelligent Tutoring Systems for
Do Micro-Level Tutorial Decisions Matter: Applying Reinforcement
Learning to Induce Pedagogical Tutorial Tactics (by
Chi, VanLehn and Litman)
and School of Arts and Sciences on latest NSF award
September 2008 - November 2009: Mihai Rotaru (9/11/08), Hua Ai (9/21/09), and Min Chi (11/20/09) defend their dissertations!
June 2008: Uncertainty Corpus
is now available for scientific purposes through the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center's Datashop
Aug. 2007 - July 2008: Leverhulme
Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh
Here is my UK Leverhulme Lecture series.
April 2008: Invited Speaker, Affective Language in Human and Machine Symposium of the AISB Convention
February 2008: Distinguished Lecturer, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
June 2007: U. of Pittsburgh Exhibitor, Coalition for
National Science Funding, Capitol Hill.
April 2007: Best Paper Award (Late-Breaking News) at HLT-NAACL
2007 for Exploring
Affect-Context Dependencies for Adaptive System Development
by Forbes-Riley, Rotaru, Litman, and Tetreault
People's Choice Best Paper Award for Discourse Structure and Speech Recognition Problems (by Mihai Rotaru and Diane Litman), Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech/ICSLP), 2006
July 2006: Invited Speaker at 7th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue
June 2006: Keynote Speaker at Human Language Technology Conference/North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Annual Meeting (ppt)
September 2005: Speech Communications Best Paper Award 2003-2004 was given
by the European Association for Signal Processing (Eurasip) for
"Prosodic and other cues to speech recognition failures" by Hirschberg,
Litman and Swerts
June 2004: Teaching
Computers to Teach Like Humans, Pitt Chronicle