CS’ Ryan Cotterell Named 2018 Facebook Fellow

February 23, 2018

Ryan Cotterell, a PhD student in the Johns Hopkins Computer Science department, is among 17 students selected as 2018 Facebook Fellows. “The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Awards are designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering, “according to the program’s website. This year, Facebook received over 800 applications from talented PhD students around the world.

Cotterell, affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing, is co-advised by Jason Eisner and David Yarowsky. He specializes in natural language processing, computational linguistics and machine learning, with a focus on deep learning and statistical approaches to phonology, morphology, linguistic typology, and low-resource languages. Cotterell received best paper awards at ACL 2017 and EACL 2017, and two honorable mentions for best paper awards at EMNLP 2015 and NAACL 2016.

Winners of the Fellowship will receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year, and up to $5,000 in conference travel support.

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