Faculty and Staff

Meet Our Faculty

Rick Alterman
Rick Alterman
PhD, University of Texas
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Computer Science
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Expertise: Computer-supported communication, cooperation, and collaboration, learning and technology, cognitive engineering and modeling, human computer interaction, communication and discourse, internet and society. Website

Mitch Cherniack
Mitch Cherniack
PhD, Brown University
Associate Professor, Computer Science
781-736-2738 Volen 259

Expertise: Databases and Systems supporting the management of "Big Data", software engineering. Website

Antonella DiLillo
Antonella DiLillo
PhD, Brandeis University
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advising Chair, Computer Science
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Expertise: Visual pattern recognition, content-based image retrieval, image processing and analysis, computer vision

Lotus Goldberg
Lotus Goldberg
PhD, McGill University
Associate Professor, Language and Linguistics; Computational Linguistics Advising Chair
781-736-3265 Volen 252

Expertise: Theoretical syntax and the syntax-semantics interface, ellipsis and null anaphora, morphosyntax, structure of Modern Hebrew and other Semitic languages, corpus linguistics. Website

Tim Hickey
Tim Hickey
PhD, University of Chicago
Professor, Computer Science
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Expertise: Educational Technology, Computer Science Education, 3D Game Design, Interval Arithmetic, Scientific Visualization, Computer Supported Learning, Groupware and Collaborative Editing, Constraint Logic Programming. Website

Pengyu Hong
Pengyu Hong
PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Admissions, Computer Science
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Expertise: Computer science, machine learning, image processing, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, intelligent education. Website

Hongfu Liu
Hongfu Liu
PhD, Northeastern University
Assistant Professor
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Expertise: Data mining, machine learning and related applications in social media, computer vision and bioinformatics. Website

Harry Mairson
Harry Mairson
PhD, Stanford University
Professor, Computer Science
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Expertise: Logic in computer science, Lambda calculus, functional programming. Website

Sophia Malamud
Sophia Malamud
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor, Language and Linguistics
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Expertise: Formal semantics and pragmatics, corpus linguistics, speech acts, game and decision theory, reference and information structure, modality, impersonals and passives, heritage language acquisition. Website

Marie Meteer
Marie Meteer
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and Industry Liaison
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Expertise: Computational linguistics, natural language processing, speech recognition. Website

Olga Papaemmanouil
Olga Papaemmanouil
PhD, Brown University
Associate Professor, Computer Science
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Expertise: Distributed data management, databases, cloud computing, stream processing. Website

Jordan Pollack
Jordan Pollack
PhD, University of Illinois
Professor and Chairman, Computer Science
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Expertise: Artificial Intelligence, neural networks, machine learning, evolutionary computation and artificial life. Website

James Pustejovsky
James Pustejovsky
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
TJX Feldberg Professor of Computer Science
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Expertise: Theoretical and computational linguistics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, corpus linguistics and annotation, lexical semantics, temporal and spatial reasoning. Website

R. Pito Salas
R. Pito Salas
BA, Brandeis University
Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
617-388-6367 Volen 134

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, software development methodologies, large-scale software systems architectures, user interface and user experience

Liuba Shrira
Liuba Shrira
PhD, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Professor, Computer Science
781-736-2704 Volen 260

Expertise: Distributed Systems, reliable and scalable storage systems. Website

Jim Storer
Jim Storer
PhD, Princeton University
Professor, Computer Science
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Expertise: Computer algorithms, data compression, communications and archiving (including text, images, video and multi-media), image retrieval and classification, object recognition and parallel computing. Website

Nianwen Bert Xue
Nianwen Bert Xue
PhD, University of Delaware
Associate Professor, Computer Science
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Expertise: Computational linguistics, Chinese language processing, Semantic role labeling, machine translation and linguistic annotation, including Chinese Treebank, Chinese Proposition Bank, OntoNotes. Website

Instructors and Visiting Faculty

Peter Anick
Peter Anick
PhD, Brandeis University
Lecturer
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Expertise: Information retrieval, information extraction, natural language processing, medical informatics

Keith Plaster
Keith Plaster
JD, Georgetown University; MA, Harvard University; PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Lecturer, Language and Linguistics
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Expertise: Phonological theory, historical linguistics, morphology, heritage linguistics. Website

Marc Verhagen
Marc Verhagen
PhD, Brandeis University
Senior Research Scientist
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Expertise: Computational linguistics, corpus annotation and machine learning, temporal relation identification. Website

Ben Wellner
Ben Wellner
PhD, Brandeis University
Lecturer
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Expertise: Machine learning, computational linguistics, statistical natural language processing. Website

Postdoctoral Researchers

nikhil
Nikhil Krishnaswamy
Postdoc Researcher

Nikhil is studying the visualization of motion events from natural language in the context of procedural simulation generation.  He is a graduate of the Brandeis Master's program in Computational Linguistics and has also worked in the video game development and defense industries.  His areas of expertise include spatial reasoning, artificial intelligence and machine learning, graphics and simulation, lexical semantics, and human-computer communication.

Website: http://www.nikhilkrishnaswamy.com/

 

Staff

Michael Golitsyn
Michael Golitsyn
Department Administrator
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Anne Gudaitis
Anne Gudaitis
Graduate Program Coordinator
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Justin Penney
Justin Penney
Department Coordinator
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