V Ng

Professor - Computer Science
 
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ECSS 3.404
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Computer Science
Cornell University
B.S. - Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Research Areas

Research Interests
Natural language processing

Publications

Resolving Complex Cases of Definite Pronouns: The Winograd Schema Challenge. A. Rahman and V. Ng. Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL), 2012.    2012 - Publication
Translation-Based Projection for Multilingual Coreference Resolution. A. Rahman and V. Ng. Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT), 2012.   2012 - Publication
Clustering Documents along Multiple Dimensions. S. Dasgupta, R. M. Golden, and V. Ng. Proceedings of the 26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12), 2012.    2012 - Publication
Learning the Fine-Grained Information Status of Discourse Entities. A. Rahman and V. Ng. Proceedings of the 13th Conference on the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-12), 2012.   2012 - Publication
Transient ST-Segment Episode Detection for ECG Beat Classification. S. Bulusu, M. Faezipour, V. Ng, M. Nourani, L. Tamil, and S. Banerjee. Proceedings of the IEEE/NIH 5th Life Science Systems & Applications Workshop (LISSA-11), 2011.   2011 - Publication
Syntactic Parsing for Ranking-Based Coreference Resolution. A. Rahman and V. Ng. Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP-11), 2011.   2011 - Publication
Narrowing the Modeling Gap: A Cluster-Ranking Approach to Coreference Resolution. A. Rahman and V. Ng. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research 40, pages 469-521, 2011.  2011 - Publication
Ensemble-Based Coreference Resolution. A. Rahman and V. Ng. Proceedings of the 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-11), 2011.  2011 - Publication
Learning Cause Identifiers from Annotator Rationales. M. A. Ul Abedin, V. Ng, and L. Khan. Proceedings of the 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-11), 2011.  2011 - Publication
Learning the Information Status of Noun Phrases in Spoken Dialogues. A. Rahman and V. Ng. Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-11), 2011.  2011 - Publication

Appointments

Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2017–Present]
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2011–2017]
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2004–2011]
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Awards

AAAI-20 Blue Sky Idea Award - CCC [2020]
ESEC/FSE'19 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award - ACM [2019]
ECS Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award - UTD [2019]

Activities

Journal Editorial Boards
  • Action editor, Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2020-now)
  • Associate editor, ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (2016-now)
  •  Editorial board member, Computational Linguistics (2014-2016)
Conference Committees

Tutorials
  • AAAI 2018 Tutorial (Feb 3, 2018): Recent Advances and Applications in Markov Logic Networks (with D. Venugopal and V. Gogate)
  • IJCAI 2017 Tutorial (Aug 21, 2017): Markov Logic Networks: Recent Advances and Practical Applications (with D. Venugopal)
  • EMNLP 2016 Tutorial (Nov 1, 2016): Advanced Markov Logic Techniques for Scalable Joint Inference in NLP (with D. Venugopal and V. Gogate)
  • IJCAI 2016 Tutorial (July 11, 2016): Coreference Resolution: Successes and Challenges
  • Tutorial given at the 10th CIPS Summer School on Human Language Technology (July 24, 2015): Coreference Resolution

Workshop Organizer

University Committees
  • Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Effective Teaching (2015-2017)
  • Member, UT Dallas ROTA selection committee (2017)
  • Member, selection committee for President's Award for Undergraduate Teaching for Tenured/Tenure-track and Contingent Faculty (2017)

Miscellaneous
  • Local organizer, North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) Dallas site (2009-2020)
  •  Review panel, National Science Foundation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2019)
  •  Ad-hoc proposal reviewer, National Science Foundation (2009, 2020) 
  • Recent program committees and conference review panels:
    •  EMNLP-CoNLL 2012, AAAI 2012, ACL 2012, NAACL HLT 2012, EACL 2012, WWW 2012, SIGDIAL 2012, ROBUS-UNSUP 2012, ISPAN 2012
  •  Journal referee (recent)
    •   Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (2012), International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (2012)
  •  Panelist, Student Research Workshops at EACL 2009 and NAACL HLT 2009




Affiliations

Human Language Technology Research Institute
Center for Machine Learning and Language Processing