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Biography

MIT Professional Education
Рrofessor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Regina Barzilay is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in natural language processing. She is a recipient of various awards including of the NSF Career Award, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award, Microsoft Faculty Fellowship and several Best Paper Awards at NAACL and ACL. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University, and spent a year as a postdoc at Cornell University.

Awards

Best Paper Award, HLT/NAACL 2004

Technology Research News: “Top Picks: Technology Research Advances of 2004”

NSF Career Award 2005

Technology Review: 35 Top Innovators 2005

IEEE Intelligent Systems: “AI Ten to Watch” 2006

Microsoft Faculty Fellowship 2006

Ross Career Development Professor 2006

Best Paper Award, ACL 2009

Carolyn Baldwin Morrison lecture, Cornell 2009

Best Paper Award, SLT 2010

Best Student Paper Award, NAACL 2014

Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship 2014

Best Paper Honorable Mention, EMNLP 2015

Delta Electronics Professor 2015

Burgess & Elizabeth Jamieson Award for Excellence in Teaching 2016

Best Paper Award, EMNLP 2016

MacArthur Fellowship 2017

ACL Fellowship 2017

AAAI Fellowship 2018

Top 100 AI Leaders in Drug Discovery & Advanced Healthcare 2019

Publications

Michael Janner, Karthik Narasimhan, and Regina Barzilay "Representation Learning for Grounded Spatial Reasoning" , Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2017.

Tianxiao Shen, Tao Lei, Regina Barzilay, and Tommi Jaakkola "Style Transfer from Non-Parallel Text by Cross-Alignment" , Proceedings of NIPS, 2017.

Wengong Jin, Connor W. Coley, Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola "Predicting Organic Reaction Outcomes with Weisfeiler-Lehman Network", Proceedings of NIPS, 2017.

Tao Lei, Wengong Jin, Regina Barzilay, Tommi Jaakkola "Deriving Neural Architectures from Sequence and Graph Kernels ", Proceedings of ICML, 2017.

Jiaming Luo, Karthik Narasimhan and Regina Barzilay "Unsupervised Learning of Morphological Forests", Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2017.

Yuan Zhang, Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola "Aspect-augmented Adversarial Networks for Domain Adaptation", Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2017.

Connor W. Coley, Regina Barzilay, Tommi S. Jaakkola, William H. Green and Klavs F. Jensen "Prediction of Organic Reaction Outcomes Using Machine Learning", ACS Central Science, 2017.

Connor W. Coley, Regina Barzilay, William H. Green, Tommi S. Jaakkola, and Klavs F. Jensen "Convolutional Embedding of Attributed Molecular Graphs for Physical Property Prediction "", Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 2017.

Manisha Bahl, Adam Yedidia, Lili Yu, Regina Barzilay and Constance Lehman "A Machine Learning Model to Predict Pathologic Upgrade and Reduce Unnecessary Surgical Excision of High-Risk Breast Lesions", Radiology, 2017.

Tao Lei, Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola "Rationalizing Neural Predictions", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2016.

Karthik Narasimhan, Adam Yala and Regina Barzilay "Improving Information Extraction by Acquiring External Evidence with Reinforcement Learning", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2016. Best Paper Award

Nicholas Locascio, Karthik Narasimhan, Eduardo De Leon, Nate Kushman and Regina Barzilay "Neural Generation of Regular Expressions from Natural Language with Minimal Domain Knowledge", Proceedings of EMNLP (short paper), 2016.

Youyang Gu, Tao Lei, Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola "Learning to Refine Text Based Recommendations", Proceedings of EMNLP (short paper), 2016.

Yuan Zhang, David Gaddy, Regina Barzilay, and Tommi Jaakkola "Ten Pairs to Tag --- Multilingual POS Tagging via Coarse Mapping between Embeddings", Proceedings of NAACL, 2016.

Tao Lei, Hrishikesh Joshi, Regina Barzilay, Tommi Jaakkola, Katerina Tymoshenko, Alessandro Moschitti and LluГ­s MГ rquez "Semi-supervised Question Retrieval with Gated Convolutions", Proceedings of NAACL, 2016.

Adam Yala, Regina Barzilay, Laura Salama, Molly Griffin, Grace Sollender, Aditya Bardia, Constance Lehman, Julliette M. Buckley, Suzanne B. Coopey, Fernanda Polubriaginof, Judy E. Garber, Barbara L. Smith, Michele A. Gadd, Michelle C. Specht, Thomas M. Gudewicz, Anthony J. Guidi, Alphonse Taghian and Kevin S. Hughes "Using machine learning to parse breast pathology reports", Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 2016.

Tao Lei, Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola "Molding CNNs for Text: Non-linear, Non-consecutive Convolutions", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2015.

Karthik Narasimhan, Tejas Kulkarni and Regina Barzilay "Language understanding for text-based games using deep reinforcement learning", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2015.

Yuan Zhang and Regina Barzilay "Hierarchical Low-Rank Tensors for Multilingual Transfer Parsing", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2015.

Tao Lei, Yuan Zhang, Lluis Marquez, Alessandro Moschitti and Regina Barzilay "High-Order Low-Rank Tensors for Semantic Role Labeling ", Proceedings of NAACL, 2015.

Yuan Zhang, Chengtao Li, Regina Barzilay and Kareem Darwish "Randomized Greedy Inference for Joint Segmentation, POS Tagging and Dependency Parsing", Proceedings of NAACL, 2015.

Karthik Narasimhan and Regina Barzilay "Machine Comprehension with Discourse Relations", Proceedings of ACL, 2015.

Karthik Narasimhan, Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola "An Unsupervised Method for Uncovering Morphological Chains", Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2015.

Yuan Zhang, Tao Lei, Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola "Greed is Good if Randomized: New Inference for Dependency Parsing", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2014.

Karthik Narasimhan, Damianos Karakos, Rich Schwartz, Stavros Tsakalidis and Regina Barzilay "Morphological Segmentation for Keyword Spotting", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2014 (short paper).

Yuan Zhang, Tao Lei, Regina Barzilay, Tommi Jaakkola and Amir Globerson "Steps to Excellence: Simple Inference with Refined Scoring of Dependency Trees", Proceedings of ACL, 2014.

Tao Lei, Yu Xin, Yuan Zhang, Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola "Low-Rank Tensors for Scoring Dependency Structures", Proceedings of ACL, 2014. Best Student Paper Award

Nate Kushman, Yoav Artzi, Luke Zettlemoyer, and Regina Barzilay "Learning to Automatically Solve Algebra Word Problems", Proceedings of ACL, 2014.

Yonatan Belinkov, Tao Lei, Regina Barzilay, and Amir Globerson "Exploring Compositional Architectures and Word Vector Representations for Prepositional Phrase Attachment", Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2014.

Yuan Zhang, Regina Barzilay and Amir Globerson "Transfer Learning for Constituency-Based Grammars", Proceedings of ACL, 2013.

Tao Lei, Fan Long, Regina Barzilay and Martin C. Rinard "From Natural Language Specifications to Program Input Parsers", Proceedings of ACL, 2013.

Nate Kushman and Regina Barzilay "Using Semantic Unification to Generate Regular Expressions from Natural Language", Proceedings of HLT-NAACL, 2013.

Christina Sauper and Regina Barzilay "Automatic Aggregation by Joint Modeling of Aspects and Values", Journal of ARtificial Intelligence Research, 46, 2013.

Tahira Naseem, Regina Barzilay, and Amir Globerson "Selective Sharing for Multilingual Dependency Parsing", Proceedings of ACL, 2012.

S.R.K. Branavan, Nate Kushman, Tao Lei, and Regina Barzilay "Learning High-Level Planning from Text", Proceedings of ACL, 2012.

Yuan Zhang, Roi Reichart, Regina Barzilay, and Amir Globerson "Learning to Map into a Universal POS Tagset", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2012.

Roi Reichart and Regina Barzilay "Multi Event Extraction Guided by Global Constraints", Proceedings of NAACL, 2012.

David Stallard, Jacob Devlin, Michael Kayser, Yoong Keok Lee and Regina Barzilay "Unsupervised Morphology Rivals Supervised Morphology for Arabic MT", Proceedings of ACL (Short Papers), 2012.

S. R. K. Branavan, David Silver and Regina Barzilay "Learning to Win by Reading Manuals in a Monte-Carlo Framework", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 43, 2012.

S.R.K. Branavan, David Silver, and Regina Barzilay "Learning to Win by Reading Manuals in a Monte-Carlo Framework", Proceedings of ACL, 2011.

Edward Benson, Aria Haghighi, and Regina Barzilay "Event Discovery in Social Media Feeds", Proceedings of ACL, 2011.

Christina Sauper, Aria Haghighi, and Regina Barzilay "Content Models with Attitude", Proceedings of ACL, 2011.

Harr Chen, Edward Benson, Tahira Naseem, and Regina Barzilay "In-domain Relation Discovery with Meta-constraints via Posterior Regularization ", Proceedings of ACL, 2011.

Tahira Naseem, and Regina Barzilay "Using Semantic Cues to Learn Syntax", Proceedings of AAAI, 2011.

S.R.K. Branavan, David Silver, and Regina Barzilay "Non-Linear Monte-Carlo Search in Civilization II", Proceedings of IJCAI, 2011.

Yoong Keok Lee, Aria Haghighi and Regina Barzilay "Modeling Syntactic Context Improves Morphological Segmentation", Proceedings of CONLL, 2011.

Benjamin Snyder, Regina Barzilay and Kevin Knight "A Statistical Model for Lost Language Decipherment", Proceedings of ACL, 2010.

S.R.K. Branavan, Luke Zettlemoyer and Regina Barzilay "Reading Between the Lines: Learning to Map High-level Instructions to Commands", Proceedings of ACL, 2010.

Tahira Naseem, Harr Chen, Regina Barzilay and Mark Johnson "Using Universal Linguistic Knowledge to Guide Grammar Induction", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2010.

Christina Sauper, Aria Haghighi and Regina Barzilay "Incorporating Content Structure into Text Analysis Applications", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2010.

Yoong Keok Lee, Aria Haghighi and Regina Barzilay "Simple Type-Level Unsupervised POS Tagging", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2010.

Benjamin Snyder and Regina Barzilay "Climbing the Tower of Babel: Unsupervised Multilingual Learning ", Proceedings of ICML, 2010.

Regina Barzilay "Probabilistic Approaches for Modeling Text Structure and Their Application to Text-to-Text Generation", In Emiel Krahmer and MariГ«t Theune, editors, Empirical Methods in Natural Language Generation: Data-oriented Methods and Empirical Evaluation, Springer, 2010.

S.R.K. Branavan, Harr Chen, Luke Zettlemoyer and Regina Barzilay "Reinforcement Learning for Mapping Instructions to Actions", Proceedings of ACL, 2009. Best Paper Award

Christina Sauper and Regina Barzilay "Automatically Generating Wikipedia Articles: A Structure-Aware Approach", Proceedings of ACL, 2009.

Harr Chen, S.R.K. Branavan, Regina Barzilay and David Karger "Global Models of Document Structure Using Latent Permutations", Proceedings of NAACL, 2009.

Benjamin Snyder, Tahira Naseem, Jacob Eisenstein and Regina Barzilay "Adding More Languages Improves Unsupervised Multilingual Part-of-Speech Tagging: A Bayesian Non-Parametric Approach ", Proceedings of NAACL, 2009.

S.R.K. Branavan, Harr Chen, Jacob Eisenstein and Regina Barzilay "Learning Document-Level Semantic Properties from Free-text Annotations", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 34, 2009.

Tahira Naseem, Benjamin Snyder, Jacob Eisenstein and Regina Barzilay "Unsupervised Multilingual Learning for Part-of-Speech Tagging", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 36, 2009.

Harr Chen, S.R.K. Branavan, David Karger and Regina Barzilay "Content Modeling Using Latent Permutations", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 36, 2009.

Nate Kushman, Micah Brodsky, S.R.K. Branavan, Dina Katabi, Regina Barzilay and Martin Rinard "Wikido", Proceedings of HotNets, 2009.

Benjamin Snyder and Regina Barzilay "Unsupervised Multilingual Learning for Morphological Segmentation", Proceedings of ACL, 2008.

S.R.K. Branavan, Harr Chen, Jacob Eisenstein and Regina Barzilay "Learning Document-Level Semantic Properties from Free-text Annotations", Proceedings of ACL, 2008.

Jacob Eisenstein, Regina Barzilay, and Randall Davis "Gestural Cohesion for Topic Segmentation", Proceedings of ACL, 2008.

Benjamin Snyder and Regina Barzilay "Cross-lingual Propagation for Morphological Analysis", Proceedings of AAAI, 2008.

Jacob Eisenstein, Regina Barzilay, and Randall Davis "Discourse Topic and Gestural Form", Proceedings of AAAI, 2008.

Jacob Eisenstein, Regina Barzilay, and Randall Davis "Modeling Gesture Salience as a Hidden Variable for Coreference Resolution and Keyframe Extraction", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 2008.

Regina Barzilay, Mirella Lapata "Modeling Local Coherence: An Entity-based Approach", Computational Linguistics, 2008.

Jacob Eisenstein and Regina Barzilay "Bayesian Unsupervised Topic Segmentation", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2008.

Benjamin Snyder, Tahira Naseem, Jacob Eisenstein, and Regina Barzilay "Unsupervised Multilingual Learning for POS Tagging", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2008.

Erdong Chen, Benjamin Snyder, Regina Barzilay "Online Text Structuring with Hierarchical Ranking", In Proceedings of EMNLP, 2007.

Branavan, Pawan Deshpande, Regina Barzilay "Generating a Table-of-Contents: A Hierarchical Discriminative Approach", In Proc. of ACL, 2007.

Igor Malioutov, Alex Park, Regina Barzilay, James Glass "Making Sense of Sound: Unsupervised Topic Segmentation over Acoustic Input", In Proc. of ACL, 2007.

Benjamin Snyder, Regina Barzilay "Multiple Aspect Ranking using the Good Grief Algorithm", In Proc. of NAACL, 2007.

Pawan Deshpande, Regina Barzilay, David Karger "Randomized Decoding for Selection-and-Ordering Problems", In Proc. of NAACL, 2007.

Jacob Eisenstein, Regina Barzilay, Randall Davis "Turning Lectures into Comic Books Using Linguistically Salient Gestures", In Proc. of AAAI, 2007.

Benjamin Snyder, Regina Barzilay "Database-Text Alignment via Structured Multilabel Classification", In Proc. of IJCAI, 2007.

James Glass, Timothy J. Hazen, Scott Cyphers, Igor Malioutov, David Huynh, and Regina Barzilay "Recent Progress in the MIT Spoken Lecture Processing Project", In Proc. of INTERSPEECH, 2007.

Philip Bramsen, Pawan Deshpande, Yoong Keok Lee, Regina Barzilay "Inducing Temporal Graphs", In Proc. of EMNLP, 2006.

Igor Malioutov, Regina Barzilay "Minimum Cut Model for Spoken Lecture Segmentation", In Proc. of ACL/COLING, 2006.

David Kauchak, Regina Barzilay "Paraphrasing for Automatic Evaluation", In Proc. of NAACL/HLT, 2006.

Regina Barzilay, Mirella Lapata "Aggregation via Set Partitioning for Natural Language Generation", In Proc. of NAACL/HLT, 2006.

Philip Bramsen, Pawan Deshpande, Yoong Keok Lee, Regina Barzilay "Finding Temporal Order in Discharge Summaries", In Proc. of AMIA, 2006.

Ronilda Lacson, Regina Barzilay, William Long "Automatic analysis of Medical Dialogue in the Home Hemodialysis Domain: Structure Induction and Summarization", In Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2006.

Regina Barzilay, Mirella Lapata "Collective Content Selection for Concept-To-Text Generation", In Proc. of EMNLP, 2005.

Regina Barzilay, Mirella Lapata "Modeling Local Coherence: An Entity-Based Approach", In Proc. of ACL, 2005.

Mirella Lapata, Regina Barzilay "Automatic Evaluation of Text Coherence: Models and Representations", In Proc. of IJCAI, 2005.

Regina Barzilay, Kathleen McKeown "Sentence Fusion for Multidocument News Summarization", Computational Linguistics, 2005.

Ronilda Lacson, Regina Barzilay "Automatic Processing of Spoken Dialogue in the Hemodialysis Domain", In Proc. of AMIA, 2005.

Regina Barzilay, Lillian Lee "Catching the Drift: Probabilistic Content Models, with Applications to Generation and Summarization", In Proc. of NAACL-HLT, 2004. Best Paper Award

Regina Barzilay "Natural Language Generation", In Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2004.

Regina Barzilay "Information Fusion for Multidocument Summarization: Paraphrasing and Generation", PhD Thesis, Columbia University, 2003.

Regina Barzilay, Noemie Elhadad, "Sentence Alignment for Monolingual Comparable Corpora", in Proc. of EMNLP, 2003.

Regina Barzilay, Lillian Lee, "Learning to Paraphrase: An Unsupervised Approach Using Multiple-Sequence Alignment", in Proc. of NAACL-HLT, 2003.

Regina Barzilay, Lillian Lee, "Bootstrapping Lexical Choice via Multiple-Sequence Alignment", in Proc. of EMNLP, 2002.

Regina Barzilay, Noemie Elhadad, Kathleen McKeown, "Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument Summarization", JAIR, 17:35-55, 2002.

McKeown, Kathleen, Regina Barzilay, Sasha Blaire-Goldensohn, David Evans, Vasileios Hatzivassiloglou, Judith L. Klavans, Ani Nenkova, Barry Schiffman, Sergey Sigelman, "The Columbia Multi-Document Summarizer for Document Understanding Conference", in Proc. of DUC, 2002.

Kathleen R. McKeown, Regina Barzilay, David Evans, Vasileios Hatzivassiloglou, Judith L. Klavans, Ani Nenkova, Carl Sable, Barry Schiffman, Sergey Sigelman, "Tracking and Summarizing News on a Daily Basis with Columbia's Newsblaster",, in Proc. of HLT, 2002.

Regina Barzilay, Kathleen McKeown, "Extracting Paraphrases from a Parallel Corpus", in Proc. of ACL/EACL, 2001, Toulouse.

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