Dragomir R. Radev, Ph.D.

Professor of Information, School of Information, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, and Professor of Linguistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts


<p>Among his many accomplishments, Dragomir Radev was cited for being an<br>international leader in computational linguistics, and contributing<br>significantly to automatic methods to extract content from text,<br>including data mining, Web graph and network analysis, and<br>bioinformatics. Using natural language processing, information<br>retrieval, and machine learning, he makes sense of the exploding<br>volume of digital content.<br><br>Professor Radev was the first to develop ways to generate informative<br>summaries from multiple online sources, addressing for the first time<br>this important problem. Before joining the University of Michigan<br>faculty in 2000, he worked at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. At<br>IBM, he co-authored three patents, one of which was for a forerunner to<br>the Watson Q&amp;A Engine.<br><br>Professor Radev is one of the co-founders of the <a href="" title="Link:">North American</a><br><a href="" title="null">Computational Linguistics Olympiad</a> (NACLO), which began in 2006. This<br>event for high school and middle school students from the U.S. and<br>Canada introduces the field of computational linguistics through<br>competitions to solve linguistic puzzles using analytic<br>reasoning. Each year, he has coached and traveled with the<br>U.S. national teams who participate in the International Linguistics<br>Olympiad and has returned with several gold medals. In 2011, Radev and<br>his fellow organizers received the Linguistics, Language and the<br>Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America.<br><br>Radev is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (in the<br>College of Engineering), Professor of Information (in the School of Information),<br> and Professor of Linguistics (in the College<br>of Literature, Science and the Arts).<br><br>Dragomir Radev is an ACM Fellow (2015) and he won the <br>University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award.<br></p>


Introduction to Natural Language Processing