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. My research group investigates questions regarding robust models that work across many domains and languages, while requiring fewer labels, and making efficient use of computational resources. 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.

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. For current Georgia Tech students interested in research: please email me a copy of your resume and a summary of what you are hoping to achieve by getting involved in research.
6/2023: There is a postdoc position available in my group. Please contact me directly, if interested.

Recent Activities:
Media Coverage:
  • 2/2023 Quoted on the costs of large language models by Bloomberg.
  • Our EMNLP paper investigating neural chatbots' stance towards toxic comments was covered by TNW.
  • WIRED article covering our NAACL paper on analyzing percieved servierity of software vulerabilities reported on social media.
Recent Service:
  • Area Chair, EMNLP 2023, Information Extraction
  • Demo Chair, ACL 2023
  • Area Chair, ACL 2023, Information Extraction
  • 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
  • Vedaant Shah
  • David He