Mark Dredze

     Johns Hopkins University
Research Scientist Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE)
Assistant Research Professor Department of Computer Science
Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP)
Machine Learning Group
Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT), Bloomberg
Health Sciences Informatics, School of Medicine
Social Media and Health Research Group
Contact:   |  www.cs.jhu.edu/~mdredze   www.dredze.com
Office: Stieff 181    (410) 516-6786

I am an assistant research professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University. I primarily work in the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (COE). I am affiliated with the Center for Speech and Language Processing (CLSP) and am part of the Machine Learning Group. I lead the Social Media and Health Research Group.

Research Interests
I have a range of research interests in machine learning, natural language processing, speech, intelligent user interfaces and health informatics. The most exciting work combines these areas.

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. We welcome any suggestions you have for improvements.

I am the coordinator for our NACLO site at JHU.

I am the faculty founder and advisor of the Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning (MASC-SLL).

"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

Where I have been
Undergraduate at Northwestern University
PhD at the University of Pennsylvania with Fernando Pereira
Summers at IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Google, and Microsoft.

Email Research Sites
AAAI 2008 Workshop on Enhanced Messaging
Email Research Website

News
4/5/2014 — The Times of London is covering our work on the economy and health by doing their own analysis for the UK
4/1/2014 — Talk on new technology for influenza surveillance at Preparedness Summit 2014
3/24/2014 — New results on flu tracking for cities covered by The Washington Post, The National Journal, The Daily Mail, and local CBS News (Video). The original press release is here
2/15/2014 — Our work on flu tracking was on Weekend Edition Saturday
2/14/2014 — Talk at University of Michigan
2/13/2014 — Talk at Brigham Young University
2/12/2014 — Talk at Amazon's Machine Learning Group
2/11/2014 — Talk at Microsoft Research
2/6/2014 — The new Twitter data grants program is drawing attention to my work NBCNews.com
1/30/2014 — We hosted NACLO at JHU as the largest site in North America.
1/29/2014 — I had a small role in contributing to the report on The Use of Social Media to Prevent Behavioral Risk Factors Associated with Chronic Disease by the eHealth Initiative.
1/28/2014 — My co-author John Ayers gave a TedX talk on our work.
1/10/2014 — My work on public health effects of the great recession is featured in Huffington Post, New York Times Blogs, Daily Mail and the JHU HUB.
10/20/2013 — I was on WTOP radio on the National Academy of Engineering segment talking about our work on tracking the flu with Twitter.
8/6/2013 — Talk at Digital Surveillance Workshop at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
7/9/2013 — My work on mining drug forums was featured in the Johns Hopkins Engineering Magazine.
5/30/2013 — Talk at Workshop on Digital Epidemiology at the ISI Foundation.
5/22/2013CPHIT and my work were featured in the Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine.
4/22/2013 — Talk at Columbia in the IGERT From Data to Solutions seminar.
3/19/2013 — I spoke at the Big Data in Public Health conference.
3/4/2013 — Our work was featured in the Washington Post.
2/28/2013 — I spoke at the Social Media And Response Management Interface Event (SMARMIE). My talk and subsequent panel are online (starts at 3:39.) I am also in the final panel.
2/23/2013 — David Broniatowski, my colleague in CAM in Emergency Medicine, was on Sound Medicine talking about our work.
2/22/2013Midday with Dan Rodricks. My segment starts around 25:00.
2/20/2013 — I was on the WYPR health minute [Here] and [Here].
2/14/2013 — I co-authored the report Youth Violence: What we Need to Know as part of the Subcommittee on Youth Violence of the Advisory Committee to the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate, National Science Foundation.
2/13/2013 — Our work is covered in a Nature News article.
2/7/2013 — Talk at Columbia in the Biomedical Informatics Department.
1/30/2013 — Our work on tracking influenza with Twitter received a lot of press, including CNN, MarketWatch TV and Michigan Radio.
1/18/2013 — My student Michael Paul has been awarded a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship.
11/13/2012 — Talk at Georgia Tech in the Robotics and Intelligent Machines Center (RIM) Seminar Series.
10/20/2012 — I will be the NAACL 2013 area chair for machine learning with Phil Blunsom.
10/19/2012 — I am helping to organize the second annual Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning (MASC 2012).
10/11/2012 — I attended the CCC Computing and Healthcare Symposium.
5/3/2012 — Talk at the University of Pennsylvania.
4/30/2012 — Talk at the University of Delaware.
4/1/2012 — I am co-organizing a AAAI 2012 Fall Symposium on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery in Biomedical Text.
3/29/2012 — Talk at the Applied Physics Lab.
3/12/2012 — Work featured on Twitter Stories. Excellent Video.
3/11/2012 — I am a panelist at SXSW. Notes from an audience member.
3/9/2012 — Talk at University of Texas- Dallas.
2/16/2012 — I am a panelist at the Conference of Digital Disease Detection. A video of my talk is available online.
2/2/2012 — We hosted NACLO.
2/1/2012 — I am teaching Current Topics in Machine Learning (600.775) in the Spring of 2012. [Class site]
12/7/2011 — Talk at JHU's BioStats Seminar.
11/15/2011 —Talk at Carnegie Mellon University.
10/28/2011 —Talk at Mass General Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics.
9/23/2011 — We are hosting 140 people at the first Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning.
9/12/2011 — My student Ariya Rastrow was awarded the inaugural Frederick Jelinek Fellowship.
9/1/2011 — A feature on our Twitter+Health work in The Johns Hopkins Magazine.
9/1/2011 — I will be the ACL 2012 area chair for machine learning with Trevor Cohn.
8/15/2011 — I am teaching Machine Learning (600.475) in the Fall of 2011. [Class site]
8/10/2011 — I was on NPR. What fun! Midday with Dan Rodricks [Audio]. Also, see the WYPR health minute [Here] and [Here].
7/16/2011 — Our health mining research received some press coverage: great articles by The Atlantic and NPR; also see CBS News, Wall Street Journal (blog), Huffington Post, BBC, GigaOM. We've also been on TV! WJLA and PressHereTV.
6/30/2011 — Talk at the CLSP summer school. [Video]
6/2/2011 — Congratulations to Carolina Parada, who successfully defended her thesis! She is off to Google Research.
5/23/2011 — Giving a talk at the Applied Physics Lab on entity disambiguation.
4/29/2011 — Giving a talk at Health Informatics Seminar. [Video]
2/3/2011 — We served as one of the largest NACLO host sites.
1/30/2011 — I am teaching a new seminar on Machine Learning.
7/1/2010 — I organized a workshop on Amazon Mechanical Turk at NAACL 2010. All of the data is available: Check it out. We received some press coverage on the workshop.
6/15/2010 — My student Carolina Parada was awarded the 2010 Google Graduate Fellowship in Speech.