Alan Ritter

Associate Professor
School of Interactive Computing
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office: Coda 1157B
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I am an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech (also affiliated with the Machine Learning Center). I do research on natural language processing. This includes algorithms that learn to read with minimal supervision, along with new applications that can benefit society. I am also interested in data-driven dialogue agents that safely and naturally converse on any topic.

Before joining Georgia Tech, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Washington, did a postdoc in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon, and was an Assistant/Associate professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State.

Prospective Students: I am always looking for well-qualified students to work with on research related to NLP and Machine Learning. You can find information about our Ph.D. program here. You are welcome to send me email regarding your application if you like, but be aware that I might not reply - I receive many of these emails and unfortunately I don't have time to respond to each applicant individually :(

Recent Service:
  • Senior Area Chair, EMNLP 2022, Information Extraction
  • Senior Program Committee, AAAI 2022
  • Senior Area Chair, ACL 2022, Information Extraction
  • Senior Area Chair, EMNLP 2021, Computational Social Science
  • Area chair, ACL 2021, Information Extraction
  • Senior Area Chair, NAACL 2021, Machine Learning for NLP: Classification and Structured Prediction Models
  • Senior Area Chair, EMNLP 2020, Information Extraction
  • Area chair, AKBC 2020
  • Area chair, ACL 2020, Information Extraction
  • Area chair, EMNLP 2019, Social Media and Computational Social Science
  • Area chair, ACL 2019, Information Extraction and Text Mining
Ph.D. Students: Undergraduate Researchers:
  • Ethan Mendes