Conference Organization

The NAACL HLT 2018 conference is organized by the committees listed below.

General Chair

Marilyn Walker

University of California, Santa Cruz

Program Co-Chairs
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Heng Ji

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Amanda Stent

Bloomberg

Workshop Co-Chairs

Marie Meteer

Brandeis University

Jason Williams

Microsoft Research

Tutorial Co-Chairs

Mohit Bansal

University of North Carolina

Rebecca Passonneau

Pennsylvania State University

Industry Track Co-Chairs

Srinivas Bangalore

Interactions

Jennifer Chu-Carroll

Elemental Cognition

Yunyao Li

IBM

Demonstration Co-Chairs

Yang Liu

University of Texas at Dallas

Tim Paek

Apple

Manasi Patwardhan

Tata Consultancy Services Research, India

Publications Co-Chairs

Stephanie Lukin

Army Research Laboratory, Santa Monica

Meg Mitchell

Google

Family-Friendly Program Co-Chairs

Chris Callison-Burch

University of Pennsylvania

Beth Hockey

Intel

Local Sponsorships and Exhibits Chairs

Kristy Hollingshead

Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition

Parisa Kordjamshidi

Tulane University

Local Arrangements Chair
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Priscilla Rasmussen

Student Research Workshop Co-Chairs

Silvio Ricardo Cordeiro

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Shereen Oraby

University of California, Santa Cruz

Umashanthi Pavalanathan

Georgia Institute of Technology

Kyeongmin Rim

Brandeis University

Swapna Somasundaran (Faculty Advisor)

ETS Princeton

Sam Bowman (Faculty Advisor)

New York University

Publicity & Social Media Chairs

Yonatan Bisk

University of Washington

Wei Xu

Ohio State University

Website Chair

Ying Lin

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Student Volunteer Coordinator

Lena Reed

University of California, Santa Cruz

Area Chairs

Cognitive Modeling/Psycholinguistics:

Morteza Dehghani
University of Southern California
Kristy Hollingshead Seitz
Institute for Human & Machine Cognition


Dialogue and Interactive Systems:

Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen
National Taiwan University
Gabriel Skantze
KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Discourse and Pragmatics:

Jacob Eisenstein
Georgia Institute of Technology
Junyi (Jessy) Li
University of Texas at Austin
Annie Louis
University of Edinburgh
Yi Yang
Bloomberg LP


Generation:

Dimitra Gkatzia
Michael White
Ohio State University


Information Extraction:

Mausam
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Dan Bikel
Google
Chia-Hui Chang
National Central University
Bonan Min
BBN
Aurélie Névéol
CNRS
Marius Pasca
Google
Hinrich Schütze
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Avirup Sil
IBM Research AI
Michael Strube
HITS gGmbH


Machine Learning for NLP:

Chris Dyer
Google DeepMind
Ozan Irsoy
Cornell University
Tie-Yan Liu
Microsoft Research
Raymond Mooney
University of Texas at Austin


Machine Translation:

Marine Carpuat
University of Maryland
Kyunghyun Cho
New York University
Daniel Marcu
Amazon
Taro Watanabe
Google
Deyi Xiong
Soochow University


NLP Applications:

Jinho Choi
Joel Tetreault
Grammarly


Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation:

Jennifer Foster
Dublin City University
Barbara Plank
University of Groningen


Question Answering:

Eugene Agichtein
Emory University
Hannaneh Hajishirzi
University of Washington
Idan Szpektor
Google


Semantics:

Yoav Artzi
Cornell University
Mona Diab
George Washington University
Kevin Duh
Johns Hopkins University
Jonathan May
University of Southern California
Preslav Nakov
Qatar Computing Research Institute
Roi Reichart
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dan Roth
University of Pennsylvania
Scott Wen-tau Yih
Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence


Sentiment Analysis:

Smaranda Muresan
Columbia University
Swapna Somasundaran
ETS Princeton


Social Media Analysis and Computational Social Science:

Mark Dredze
Johns Hopkins University
Miles Osborne
Bloomberg
Alan Ritter
Ohio State University
Sara Rosenthal
IBM
William Yang Wang
University of California, Santa Barbara


Speech:

Eric Fosler-Lussier
Ohio State University
Dilek Hakkani-Tur
Google
Mari Ostendorf
University of Washington


Summarization:

George Giannakopoulos
NCSR "Demokritos"
Xiaojun Wan
Peking University
Lu Wang
Northeastern University


Tagging, Chunking, Syntax and Parsing:

Michael Collins
Columbia University
Yoav Goldberg
Bar Ilan University
Daisuke Kawahara
Kyoto University
Emily Pitler
Google
Anders Søgaard
University of Copenhagen
Aline Villavicencio
University of Essex (UK) and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)


Text Mining:

Kai-wei Chang
University of Virginia
Jing Jiang
Singapore Management University
Zornitsa Kozareva
Amazon
Chin-Yew Lin
Microsoft Research Asia


Theory and Formalisms:

David Chiang
University of Notre Dame
Daniel Gildea
University of Rochester
Giorgio Satta
University of Padua


Vision, Robotics and Other Grounding:

Joyce Chai
Michigan State University
Vicente Ordonez
University of Virginia