Pioneering language work earns Xu multiple awards

TDAI affiliate Wei Xu is receiving widespread recognition for her innovative research in natural language processing, including two NSF grants and two industry awards.

Wei Xu

Wei Xu

This month, Xu won a Faculty Research Award from Criteo, a French-American advertising company that collaborates with recipients with the intent to publish results and open source-related data and software. Earlier this year her LanguageNet team won the Q4 AI for Everyone Challenge from Figure Eight (formerly CrowdFlower) to create a database of synonymous expressions.

Xu has also recently received two NSF awards: a $175K CRII award that will support building the machine learning algorithms to make use of the human knowledge data she acquires, and a $368K collaborative award that a multidisciplinary team will use to create language simplification tools and technologies that help deaf and hard-of-hearing IT professionals stay up to date in their constantly changing field.

And she earned a 2018 Best Paper Award from COLING, one of the top conferences in the field.

Read more about Wei Xu’s pioneering work.

 

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