Graduate Studies in Computational Linguistics

Advising Information for Current CL MS Students

Each semester, there are set office hour times when Computational Linguistics MS Students can bring their questions, problems, or feedback to their advisors. This includes questions about curriculum and course selection, degree requirements, issues you're having in a class or in school, career planning, planning for PhD study, Exit Requirements, and anything else you'd like to ask about or discuss. The advising office hour schedule for this semester is listed lower on this page.

In addition, Amy Smack in the Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office is available on campus and by email and Zoom. Please email Amy at or (the Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office email) with questions, or to schedule a time to meet, in person or by Zoom. The Graduate Affairs Office can provide you with information related to your academic records, campus resources, and administrative questions.

For all forms, academic advising questions, administrative questions, and when you’re not sure who to ask, please email, which sends an email to Professor Sophia Malamud, CL MS Director of Graduate Studies; Professor Lotus Goldberg, CL MS Vice Chair and advisor; and Amy Smack.

Finally, for career advising, including questions about finding internships and jobs, resume review, offers and negotiation, and preparation for industry receptions, this semester you can see Professor Constantine Lignos ( If you would like to meet with Professor Lignos for career advising, please email him to set up a time to meet.

Fall 2023 CL MS Advising Office Hour Information

Please see the CL MS Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Sophia Malamud ( or CL MS Vice Chair and advisor Professor Lotus Goldberg ( for advising.

Sign up for one or more back-to-back 10 minute slots, according to how much time you'll need using the Google Calendar appointment page:

Please DO sign up for multiple slots if you know you have a longer question and ONLY sign up for and attend times that have not already been taken by another student. We encourage attending in person, but you are welcome to come in either in person or on Zoom, according to whatever’s most convenient for you.

To see Sophia, come to her office in Volen 215, or join on Zoom. To see Lotus, come to her office in Volen 252 or join on Zoom.

Fall 2023 Regular Office Hour Times:

  • Sophia:
    • Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 p.m. (CL MS advising, Zoom only, by appointment)
    • Thursdays 10:45-11:45 a.m. (CL MS advising, by appointment)
  • Lotus:
    • Thursdays from 3:20-4:20 p.m. (for CL advising & students in Ling 195: Intro to Research course, by appointment) 
    • Fridays from 10:40-11:40 a.m. (for CL advising or students in Ling 195 or Ling 120, drop-in without signing up for an appointment)

If you cannot make any of the listed office hours, please send an email with several possible times that you can make to, and either Sophia or Lotus will set up an appointment with you.