I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University and a Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).

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Research Interests

My research develops statistical models of language with applications to social media analysis, public health and clinical informatics.
Keywords: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Health Informatics, Clinical NLP, Computational Epidemiology

How to be a Successful PhD Student

Hanna Wallach and I wrote a guide on How to be a Successful PhD Student. It’s geared for PhD students in general, but focuses on CS, machine learning and NLP students.

“I want to work with you.”

Great! Please contact me if you are a JHU student. It is probably helpful if you’ve taken natural language, machine learning or artificial intelligence. If you are not a JHU student, do not contact me directly asking about open positions. If you do I will ignore your email. Instead, please see the admissions process at the CLSP and CS department.

“How do you pronounce your last name?”

Spelled: Dredze, Pronounced: Dredzee


Northwestern University: BS in Computer Science, BS in Computer Engineering
Yeshiva University: MA in Jewish Studies
University of Pennsylvania: PhD in Computer Science (Adviser: Fernando Pereira)


Microsoft: Summer intern
IBM TJ Watson Research Center: Summer intern
Google Research: Summer Intern
Bloomberg LP: Sabbatical