Prof. Dragomir Radev

Research area: Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence

Dragomir Radev is the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science at Yale University. He leads the Natural Language Processing (NLP) lab at Yale. Previously, he was a Professor at the University of Michigan Computer Science professor and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Radev received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1999.

His research focuses on artificial intelligence, computational models for natural language understanding and generation, as well as their applications. More specifically, Radev has worked on text summarization, semantic parsing, natural language interfaces to databases, sentiment analysis, cross-lingual information retrieval, question answering, etc. His long term goal is to build an infrastructure for computers and humans to interact in a fluent and natural way. Radev is also strongly interested in using NLP to develop educational and medical applications. He co-founded the North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition. Radev has also coached the US national team in the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) to several gold medals. For ten years, Radev was the secretary of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). He is now Surveys Editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). Radev has been elected as Fellow of ACM, AAAI, AAAS, and ACL.