Conference Committee

General Conference Chair

  • Daniel Marcu, SDL and ISI/USC          

Program Committee Chairs

  • Kristina Toutanova, Microsoft Research          
  • Hua Wu, Baidu Research          

Local Arrangements Chair

  • David Yarowsky, Johns Hopkins University          

Workshop Chairs

  • Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service          
  • Lluís Màrquez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya          

Tutorial Chairs

  • Alex Fraser, University of Munich          
  • Yang Liu, Tsinghua University          

Publications Chair

  • Alexander Koller, University of Potsdam          
  • Miyao Yusuke, National Institute of Informatics Japan          

Student Research Workshop Chairs

  • Ekaterina Kochmar, University of Cambridge          
  • Annie Louis, University of Pennsylvania          
  • Svitlana Volkova, Johns Hopkins University          

Faculty Advisors for the Student Research Workshop

  • Bill Byrne, University of Cambridge          
  • Jordan Boyd-Graber, University of Maryland          

Demonstrations Chairs

  • Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield          
  • Zhu Jingbo, Northeastern University          

Publicity Chairs

  • Jason Riesa, Google          

Business Manager

  • Priscilla Rasmussen         


Area Chairs

Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics

Klinton Bicknell, Northwestern University

Dialogue and Interactive Systems

Asli Celikyilmaz, Microsoft Research

Discourse, Coreference and Pragmatics

Micha Elsner, Ohio State University
Michael Strube, HITS gGmbH

Document Categorization, Sentiment Analysis and Topic Models

Jacob Eisenstein, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jun Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago

Information Retrieval

Ting Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology

Information Extraction and Text Mining

Marius Pasca, Google Research
Mihai Surdeanu, University of Arizona

Language Resources and Evaluation

Nicoletta Calzolari, Institute of Computational Linguistics of the National Research Council
Nianwen Xue, Brandeis University

Lexical Semantics and Ontology

Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country

Machine Learning for Language Processing

Kevin Duh, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University

Machine Translation

Colin Cherry, National Research Council, Canada
Niyu Ge, IBM Research
Liang Huang, City University of New York
Yanjun Ma, Baidu

Multilinguality and Multimodal NLP

Michel Galley, Microsoft Research

NLP Applications and NLP-enabled Technology

Mamoru Komachi, Tokyo Metropolitan University Brian Roark, Google Research

NLP for the Web and Social Media

Miles Osborne, Johns Hopkins University
Alan Ritter, Carnegie Mellon University


Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt
Percy Liang, Stanford University
Shiqi Zhao, Baidu


Yang Liu, University of Texas at Dallas

Question Answering

Scott Wen-tau Yih, Microsoft Research

Spoken Language Processing

Ciprian Chelba, Google Research

Tagging, Chunking, Syntax and Parsing

Xavier Carreras, Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya
Slav Petrov, Google Research

Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation

Grzegorz Kondrak, University of Alberta

Reviewing Coordinators

Mark Dredze, Johns Hopkins University
Jiang Guo (Student Volunteer), Harbin Institute of Technology

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