CS Welcomes Dan Goldwasser10-22-2014
Writer(s): Jesica E. Hollinger
Dan previously conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland in College Park. Dan completed his Ph.D. studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Computer Science. His research work falls in the intersection of machine learning and natural language processing, and he is broadly interested in connecting natural language with real world scenarios, and using them to guide natural language understanding. One example of this line of research is in interactive settings, where humans can give natural language commands to a computer system. Another recent example, done in collaboration with researchers from the university of Maryland, is analyzing forum discussions of online students and identifying relevant points for instructor’s intervention.
While earning his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he received the C.L. and Jane Liu Award for Exceptional Research Promise in 2010. When not in the classroom, Dan enjoys scuba diving, hiking and watching old films.