The National Science Foundation has awarded Noah A. Smith, assistant professor in the Language Technologies Institute and Machine Learning Department, a five-year, $550,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to study flexible statistical learning algorithms for natural language processing. Smith's research focuses on computational models of human language: formal aspects, learning such models from data, and applying them to problems like translation and social media analysis.
Smith joined the School of Computer Science faculty in 2006. He earned bachelor's degrees in linguistics and computer science at the University of Maryland and his master's degree and PhD in computer science at Johns Hopkins University.
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