Nathan Schneider

Ph.D. student in computational linguistics/natural language processing

Academic background

University of Edinburgh September 2014–Present
Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Postdoctoral researcher with Mark Steedman.

Carnegie Mellon University August 2008–August 2014
Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science
Pittsburgh, PA

Ph.D. work in statistical natural language processing, advised by Noah Smith.

Research topics: machine learning for NLP, semantics, named entity recognition, corpus annotation, social media text, nonnative writing, Arabic NLP, text visualization

Dissertation: Lexical Semantic Analysis in Natural Language Text. (Defended June 19, 2014.)

Information Sciences Institute, June 2012–August 2012
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Summer research intern with Kevin Knight.

Research topic: semantics for machine translation

University of California, Berkeley August 2004–May 2008
Berkeley, CA

B.A. with High Honors; Double Major in Computer Science (with Honors), Linguistics
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Computer Science Faculty Commendation

Research topics: construction grammar formalisms, Hebrew morphology, semantics, metonymy recognition, statistical news analysis
Thesis: “Hebrew Verb Morphology and Embodied Construction Grammar”

Industry experience

Microsoft May 2007–August 2007
Redmond, WA

Role: Software Development Intern
In the Office Sharepoint Search group, worked on designing and implementing a new feature for the next version of Office

Convergys June 2006–August 2006
Cincinnati, OH

Role: Software Intern
Involved in various aspects of the planning, development, and testing phases of customizations of a Java web application

CAD Centric Systems June 2003–July 2003
Cincinnati, OH

Role: Software Intern
Web design work, including use of Macromedia Flash

Teaching experience

Natural Language Processing (11-411) Spring 2011
Carnegie Mellon University

Role: Teaching assistant
Lectures: Lexical Semantics; Semantic Role Labeling and Relational Semantics

Advanced NLP Seminar (11-713) Spring 2010
Carnegie Mellon University

Role: Teaching assistant

Neural Basis of Thought and Language (CS C182) Spring 2008
University of California, Berkeley

Role: Course reader
Lecture: A Symbolic Formalism for Embodied Grammar

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (CS 61A) Spring 2006
University of California, Berkeley

Role: Lab assistant



Reviewer for the journals Computational Linguistics and Transactions of the ACL, and conferences/workshops including ACL, NAACL, EACL, EMNLP, COLING, CoNLL, ICML, and AAAI.

Volunteer for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad and International Linguistics Olympiad.

Invited facilitator at the FrameNet Workshop, September 9–13, 2013 in Berkeley.

Within LTI: organizer of Linguistics Reading Group; co-organizer of CL+NLP Lunch Seminar; Colloquium Committee; Student Activities Committee.


Refereed Journal Articles

Book Review

Refereed Conference Papers

Refereed Workshop Papers


Technical and personal skills