Alan RitterAssistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering and Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University
Office: 595 Dreese Lab
Much of humanity's collective knowledge is encoded in text. Broadly I am interested in getting computers to better understand natural language, and new applications this will enable. My work involves applying machine learning to extract knowledge from large disorganized text corpora, for instance Twitter and the Web. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon.
Here is a demo of one of my research projects, that automatically extracts a calendar of popular events in the near future from Twitter, and a talk I gave at Microsoft Research. Here is a link to my Google Scholar Profile.
I am currently looking for ambitious and highly motivated PhD students. If you are a masters or undergraduate student at Ohio State and are interested in doing independent study with me, feel free to send an email with some information about yourself.