Organizing and Projects

There are a few groups and projects that I have been involved with for the past few years:
  • Regular reviewer for JAIR, TACL, ACL, NAACL, EMNLP, various workshops for vision-language, multimodality, language generation. Occasional reviewer for PAMI.

  • Regular Area Chair at ACL, NAACL. Recent Area Chair at NIPS.

  • WiNLP 2017, the first workshop for Women and Underrepresented Minorities at ACL. Co-organizer. 2016-2017.

  • Ethics in NLP 2017, the first ACL workshop on Ethics in NLP. Co-organizer and webmaster. 2016-2017.

  • ACL 2017, the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Advisory Publication Co-Chair, 2017.

  • Senior researcher at the JHU Center for Language and Speech Processing workshop on Detecting Risk and Protective Factors of Mental Health using Social Media Linked with Electronic Health Records.

  • Seeing AI, a project to provide image descriptions for people who are blind. Research Lead.

  • NAACL, the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Publication Chair, 2015-2018.

  • INLG 2014, the Eighth International Natural Language Generation Conference. Main organizer and webmaster, 2013-2014.

  • NIST's TAC 2013, defined the new task of "Sentiment Slot Filling" for the National Institute of Tecnology's Text Analysis Conference. 2012-2013.

  • SIGGEN, the Special Interest Group on Natural Language Generation. Student representative and webmaster, 2010-2012.

  • Graduate student researcher at the JHU Center for Language and Speech Processing workshop on visually descriptive text. 2011.

  • Autism and Alzheimer's speech research at CSLU. 2005-2012.

  • The How Was School Today? project, creating language generation systems for kids with difficulty speaking. 2009-2011.

  • The SimpleNLG project, which is a surface realization program. 2009-2011.

  • Occasional havoc-wreaker at SignWorks of Oregon. 2005-2012.

  • NLTK, a toolkit for natural language processing.

  • WordsEye, which creates 3D scenes using language. 2009ish.